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Powerhouse: Rethinking Risk: Joshua 2:1-26

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In the same way, wasn’t Rahab the prostitute also justified by works in receiving the messengers and sending them out by a different route?
James 2:25 (CSB)

By faith Rahab the prostitute welcomed the spies in peace and didn’t perish with those who disobeyed.
Hebrews 11:31 (CSB)

I Must Embrace Risk By…

1.      Taking New Ground

Joshua son of Nun secretly sent two men as spies from the from Shittim saying, “Go and scout the land, especially Jericho.” So they left, and they came to the house of a prostitute named Rahab, and stayed there.
Joshua 2:1 (CSB)

2.      Opposing The Crowd

The king of Jericho was told, “Look, some of the Israelite men have come here tonight to investigate the land.” Then the king of Jericho sent word to Rahab and said, “Bring out the men who came to you and entered your house, for they came to investigate the entire land.” But the woman had taken the two men and hidden them.  So she said, “Yes, the men did come to me, but I didn’t know where they were from.  At nightfall, when the city gate was about to close, the men went out, and I don’t know where they were going. Chase after them quickly, and you can catch up with them!” But she had taken them up to the roof and hidden them among the stalks of flax that she had arranged on the roof.  The men pursued them along the road to the fords of the Jordan, and as soon as they left to pursue J them, the city gate was shut.
Joshua 2:4-7 (CSB)

3.      Saving My Family

The men said to her, “We will be free from this oath you made us swear, unless, when we enter the land, you tie this scarlet cord to the window through which you let us down. Bring your father, mother, brothers, and all your father’s family into your house.
Joshua 2:17-18 (CSB)