Faith @ Home Daily- Monday, July 13, 2020
Scripture: Joshua 2:1-14
Today we hear the first part of the story of Rahab. This story is long enough that we will hear it all over two days! We don't know much about Rahab, other than her occupation as a prostitute and her role in helping the Israelites win the battle of Jericho. In our modern-day context, it's easy for us to judge or "write off" a woman like Rahab because of her profession. However, when we read Rahab's story, we discover just how much of a hero she is to the Israelites, and to her family. When we learn more about Rahab's story, we learn that there is more to the story than we assume.
We all have biases and make assumptions about people that prevent us from truly recognizing where God is revealed through them. As you explore Rahab's story, think about where God shows up in unexpected ways--and how you can overcome your own biases and assumptions, and listen to others' stories, too.