Posted: October 30, 2014 in devotionals

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

Reading the account of Joshua, I can’t help but think…

God does use the unexpected.

He used a prostitute to shelter the spies and protected her and her entire household. That prostitute would turn out to be the great great great grandmother of David, whose line would be the bearer of the Messiah.

On another note, this gives us a glimpse of our state. We are nobodies, we are dirty, rotten to the core, yet God uses us. It’s not a debate if people change or if people are good internally, it’s a mystery of why God would use us.

In hindsight, we should be grateful for privileges of serving. Not everyone is given the task to serve the King of kings yet here we are. A grateful servant does not complain when a task is given, instead, he rejoices that the Master has chosen him for such a task.

So, what task is given to you? Remember it is God who allowed us to be in such a time as these.


God, we are grateful that you used Rahab, a prostitute, for helping out the Israelites in spying the land of Jericho. We are grateful for the same privilege given to us that we, who are sinners, are allowed to partake of building the kingdom. May we respond in worship and gratefulness. May we do our task well. In Christ name, Amen.


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