Posted by: molly | January 15, 2013

Rehab: The Woman Who Feared God

Rehab:  The Woman Who Feared God

For many years God’s people did not live in the land that God had promised to Abraham. Instead, they lived in a land called Egypt. God had lead them to Egypt and in time, he let them become slaves to the rulers of Egypt. God wanted to show his power to save his people. And he did! After God’s people left Egypt they were to go to a promised land. However, God’s people did not trust that God would take care of them. Because of this, God let them wander in the desert for 40 years, showing them that whole time that he would take care of his people. When they finally came to the promised land, they came to city with tall walls called Jericho. While in the city, the two spies were nearly caught but a woman named Rehab, protected God’s people and hid the spies from the men trying to catch them. Rehab had heard about how powerful the God of Israel was and wanted to follow him. Because of her faith, the spies promised that God would save her. They warned her that God was going to destroy Jericho but she and her family would be safe if they hung a red cord out of the window in the part of the wall where she lived. God destroyed the mighty walls of Jericho but Rehab, who lived in the wall was safe with all of her family. Rehab was a woman who believed in God, and even though she was not originally part of the people who followed the way of God, she was privileged to be a great-great-great-grandmother of God’s promised Son.

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