THOUGHTS FROM JACKIE: “ Your Past Matters None”

THOUGHTS FROM JACKIE: “ Your Past Matters None”

Although Rahab may have been a harlot God still used her to help His people. Although Rahab may have been a prostitute she saved her family from disaster. Although Rahab was a whore the Bible mentions her in several places, but most importantly this Canaanite (Black) woman is mentioned in Jesus’ bloodline. It doesn’t matter what your past is because God can erase your past and create a memorable future. 

Joshua 2:1-4 NASB. Then Joshua the son of Nun sent two men as spies secretly from Shittim, saying, “Go, view the land, especially Jericho.” So they went and came into the house of a harlot whose name was Rahab, and lodged there. It was told the king of Jericho, saying, “Behold, men from the sons of Israel have come here tonight to search out the land.” And the king of Jericho sent word to Rahab, saying, “Bring out the men who have come to you, who have entered your house, for they have come to search out all the land.” But the woman had taken the two men and hidden them, and she said, “Yes, the men came to me, but I did not know where they were from.

Joshua 6:22-23 – NASB. Joshua said to the two men who had spied out the land, “ Go into the harlot’s house and bring the woman and all she has out of there, as you have sworn to her.” So the young men who were spies went in and brought out Rahab and her father and her mother and her brothers and all she had; they also brought out all her relatives and placed them outside the camp of Israel.

Matthew 1:5 – NASB. Salmon was the father of Boaz by Rahab, Boaz was the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse.

Hebrews 11:31 – NASB. By faith Rahab the harlot did not perish along with those who were disobedient, after she had welcomed the spies in peace.

James 2:25-26 – NASB. In the same way, was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way? For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.

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