Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Events of the Bible: Spies to Canaan- Weekly Devotion

What we Learned This Week:
To first set the scene, God has told the Hebrews that he will lead them into the promised land, and Joshua is their chosen leader.
Joshua sent two spies across the Jordan River to gather information about Jericho. Jericho was a major city in Canaan and was the be the first target of the Hebrews.
The spies found lodging and protection in the house of Rahab who was a prostitute. When the leaders of Jericho heard that there were spies in their city, the tried to capture them. When the leaders approached Rahab's home, she hid the spies and told the gentlemen that they had already left. This saved the spies lives.
Rahab trusted God and was blessed. She believed the promises that God had given Abraham (a while ago) concerning Canaan and knew that God had given Jericho to the Hebrews. She was willing to lie to the leaders of the land she lived in, in order to save the spies' lives. She was a huge part of God's plan and believed in his promises.
Rahab later became the mother of Boaz and an ancestor of Jesus.
Relating this to Your Life:
The one thing I personally hear all the time and it makes me quite disappointed in Christians (including myself) these days is "trust me I can't be a Christian, I have done too many bad things." UM NO. You see home girl Rahab here was a prostitute. A PROSTITUTE. And she became an ancestor of Jesus, God's son. Yeah folks. God didn't just use her in his plan for Jericho, he later uses her as part of the lineage of Jesus. Trust me, God doesn't care what you have done in the past. There have been times I wasn't proud of the person I was, but the great thing about Christianity is that God wants you regardless of who you are and what you have done. He will work to change your heart once you are following him.
You don't have to change to follow God. Follow God and you will change.
Next Weeks Reading: Joshua: 5:13-6:27
I will talk to you all tomorrow!

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