Scarlet Landlady in The Wall (Josh 2; 6:22-25)
So sorry guys I couldn’t get Rebakah in time. She says to tell you she’s real primed to get her story told, with the hope it touches you of course. First let’s look at another heroine, yep, landlady in the wall, Rahab!
Rahab-industrious, smart and a woman of foresight. She was bold enough not to trust in the strongest of walls. Jericho’s Wall of China looking wall was made of two layers which combined were about 32 to 41 feet high. A modern day illustration of the height would be about 4 story building, the walls were so thick people built houses IN them. An example of such person was Rahab. No AKs could break this down.
Risking her life to help the spies, she enacted a promise from them so she could be certain of the preservation of not just her life but her family and co. (oh, what selflessness!). She was as selfless as we’re called to be. Because she believed in the God of Israel, she was not soon forgotten, God honored a faith in Him so much, and He made her an ancestor of His own Son, Jesus. Can God honor our faith so much as to make a move like that?
At the set time of Israel’s conquest, the men fulfilled their promise, sparing all her family in the midst of the carnage. Commitment to our words is important in relationship building.
When asked why she did it, forsake her people to become an Israelite, with a quick wit and graceful smile she said, “ We heard how the Lord dried up the Red Sea before you when you came from Egypt, and what you did to Sihon and Og, the two Amorite kings you destroyed completely. When we heard this, we lost heart, and everyone’s courage failed because of you, for the LORD your God is God in heaven above and on earth below.” Josh 2:10, 11