Friday, October 30, 2015
Rahab had led an immoral life: she had been a prostitute (Joshua 2:1). But at a turning point, she believed in the Lord and decided to follow him. She was made right with God by faith when she welcomed the spies (Hebrews 11:31; James 2:25). Her confidence in the Lord, the true God, and her courageous obedience to him secured a brand-new life for her and her family (Joshua 2:9; Hebrews 11:31; James 2:25).
So today, she occupies a magnificent place in history! Her heroic faith in God and her victorious personal transformation are what we want for Muslim women. It is interesting to note that she also had real knowledge of religion, history, geography, military tactics, and so forth (Joshua 2:9-14).
She went on to become the mother of Boaz (Matthew 1:5), thus, part of the genealogy of King David (Matthew 1:5-6), and consequently, of the Lord Jesus (Matthew 1:5, 16)!
How amazing is your grace, Lord God! Your forgiveness is beyond human ability to fathom. You choose to work with people that society does not value. Even someone as disgraced as Rahab is precious in your sight!
O God, bless Muslim women who come to you. Grant them courage and tenacity.
May they reveal the “scarlet rope” (the blood of Jesus) so effectively in their lives that their families too will receive forgiveness and eternal life.
Deliver them from the demeaning notion that women are merely pleasure-providers and baby-producers! You made them to be jewels of great value. May millions of precious Muslim women be transformed by the power of your Spirit. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Another example is Rahab the prostitute, for she was shown to be right with God by her actions. She hid the two spies and helped them to escape… Should I add more examples? (James 2: 25; Hebrews 11:32, Sharif Bible).
Yes Lord, give us more examples. We want to see Muslim women coming to Christ!