MONDAY, OCTOBER 15
Scripture: Joshua 6:17-25, Ezekiel 36:26
This verse says, “Now the city shall be doomed by the Lord to destruction, it and all who are in it. Only Rahab the harlot shall live, she and all who are with her in the house, because she hid the messengers that we sent.” Rahab gained the promise of the salvation of her entire family and in verses 21-25 of chapter 6 we discover that was exactly what happened. The Israelites burned the city with fire but they saved Rahab and her entire family and all that they had because of her faith demonstrated by what she did for the two spies. We could say that Rahab became a believer. Here we may ask ourselves, does becoming a believer wipe out our entire past? Apparently with God it does, even if we were managing a brothel. Ezekiel 36:26 says, “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will remove your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” When we feel that we are not blameless, we are listening to lies from the enemy! Understanding this should give us cause to celebrate. These accounts should greatly support and reinforce our understanding of our own blamelessness. God redeems personal failures and our missteps as believers! Repentance always returns us to a position of chosen, holy and blameless in God’s eyes. God’s quality and power of love is all-powerful and beyond comprehension!