Rahab’s type of Faith

Rahab’s story shows God’s impartiality when dealing with people. But that’s another topic for another day. This post is about Rahab’s faith. Hers is a type of faith that requires making an effort, and that she did when she hid those spies. The house of a person considered indecent is a perfect place for the soldiers to dig out their suspect, and that would have been the fate of these Hebrew spies. However, Rahab was a wise woman. She had already heard that the Israelites conquered all the territories they wanted, even fighting to get them, and when she saw those spies, she knew her life depended on her reaction to them. At that point, there was nothing on the horizon to suggest the Israelites were taking over the city. Yet she has faith that this is going to be the case.

Consequently, she switched her faith into action by agreeing to conceal the spies. That saved hers and her family members’ lives. That faith still operates in our current situation. If we don’t put our efforts, dreams, inspirations, and desires into works, our faith remains stagnant. A student who fails to study hard will fail woefully. There is no shortcut to success, and those who have climbed the ladders of success can tell the stories of how they laboured so hard. One can see durable wealth when it remains despite the passing years. Likewise, it is not surprising that many businesses are no longer in vogue because they do not have a solid foundation. Rahab’s type of faith demands establishing a solid foundation through devoted, sincere hard work and not through dubious fast track efforts that cannot pass the test of time. May God build up in our lives the faith of Rahab that will propel us into actions that will produce the respective achievements we desire.


Published by Ehiyeh-sh’Ehiyeh

“Once I was young, and now I am old. Yet I have never seen the godly abandoned or their children begging for bread.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭37:25‬ ‭

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