Spies

Pip and Flip.

Why did they stop at prostitute’s house?

Then Joshua son of Nun secretly sent two spies from Shittim. “Go, look over the land,” he said, “especially Jericho.”  So they went and entered the house of a prostitute named Rahab and stayed there.  –  JOSHUA 2:1

Why would the spies stop at the house of Rahab, a prostitute? (1) It was a good place to gather information and have no questions asked in return.  (2) Rahab’s house was in an ideal location for a quick escape because it was built into the city wall (2:15).  (3) God directed the spies to Rahab’s house because he knew her heart was open to him and that she would be instrumental in the Israelite victory over Jericho.  God often uses people with simple faith to accomplish his great purposes, no matter what kind of past they have had or how insignificant they seem to be.  Rahab didn’t allow her past to keep her from the new role God had for her.

©Kingsway International Church 1973.

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