“Then, since Rahab’s house was built into the town wall, she let them down by a rope through the window. “Escape to the hill country,” she told them. “Hide there for three days from the men searching for you. Then, when they have returned, you can go on your way.” Before they left, the men told her, “We will be bound by the oath we have taken only if you follow these instructions. When we come into the land, you must leave the scarlet rope hanging from the window through which you let us down. “I accept your terms,” she replied. And she sent them on their way, leaving the scarlet rope hanging from the window…Then the two spies came down from the hill country, crossed the Jordan River, and reported to Joshua all that had happened to them. “The Lord has given us the whole land,” they said, “for all the people in the land are terrified of us.” Joshua 2:15-23 NLT
The Lord positioned Rahab right where she needed to be for his purpose. Rahab had the kind of courage that I want to have. She didn’t question, but accepted the plan. And great things were accomplished because of it. It might have seemed like a small task to her at the time. Did she even know all the lives she would affect through her obedience?
“O Jerusalem, I have posted watchmen on your walls; they will pray day and night, continually. Take no rest, all who pray to the Lord. Give the Lord no rest until he completes his work, until he makes Jerusalem the pride of the earth. The Lord has sworn to Jerusalem by his own strength: “I will never again hand you over to your enemies. The Lord has sent this message to every land: “Tell the people of Israel, ‘Look, your Savior is coming. See, he brings his reward with him as he comes.” They will be called, “The Holy People” and “The People Redeemed by the Lord.” And Jerusalem will be known as “The Desirable Place” and “The City No Longer Forsaken.” Isaiah 62:6-12 NLT
Am I a ‘Watchman on the Wall’ interceding for my family and friends daily?
“Look, I am sending you out as sheep among wolves. So be as shrewd as snakes and harmless as doves. When you are arrested, don’t worry how to respond or what to say. God will give you the right words at the right time. For it is not you who will be speaking-it will be the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.” Matthew 10:16-19 NLT
I need to stay in prayer, so that I am not deceived. I need to stay close to Him, so I can and be ready to answer anyone.
“I lift my eyes to you, O God, enthroned in heaven. We keep looking to the Lord our God for his mercy, just as servants keep their eyes on their master, as a slave girl watches her mistress for the slightest signal.” Psalms 123:1-2 NLT
Dear Father, Thank you for so generously giving wisdom when I ask. Help me to stay hopeful. Only you can break bonds. Amen.