Rahab Against the WorldJoshua 2 Courageous Faith (1-7) Confident Faith (8-11) Concerned Faith (12-14) Covenant Faith (15-24)
Rahab Against the WorldJoshua 2 • Rahab’s faith was courageous! • Three strikes and you are out! • Gentile / Canaanite / Amorite • Woman • Prostitute • In defense of Rahab • Hebrews 11:11,31 Sarah = Rahab • James 2:23-26 Abraham = Rahab • Rahab knew God before the spies came
Rahab Against the WorldJoshua 2 • Not lust but lodging! Two spies were • Secretly sent • Getting information …. or to …. get an informant D. Faith without works is dead • She stood alone for her God • Risked personal harm for the spies • Exemplified a changed life
Rahab Against the WorldJoshua 2 • Rahab’s faith was confident • A confident faith is a complete faith MindEmotionsWill NoahThings not Moved with fear Built the ark seen yet Rahab Knew true Feared for herself Received the God Jehovah and her family spies Romans 10:17
Rahab Against the WorldJoshua 2 • A confident faith is a confessed faith • One God • Personal God (your God) • God of Israel (your God) • God of heaven and earth (God of all) • A confident faith is a contrite faith • Rahab repented and stood alone • The rest of Canaan was without excuse • God is longsuffering ……Gen. 15:16
Rahab Against the WorldJoshua 2 • Rahab’s faith was concerned • Burdened to rescue her family • Mark 1:40-45 • Proverbs 11:30 • She wanted surety of the promise • Genesis 43:8,9 Judah/Benjamin • Hebrews 7:22-25 Spies life & word
Rahab Against the WorldJoshua 2 • Rahab’s faith was a covenant faith • Types of Covenants • Divine Covenants • Human Covenants • Tokens of Covenants • Circumcision / rainbow / cup and wine • Token used here is a scarlet cord …. Proof of her faith just as in Egypt
Rahab Against the WorldJoshua 2 Application Do you have a Rahab relationship? Are you recognizing God in the events of your surroundings? How is your life as an Alien? Are you taking a stand like Rahab?