I encourage you to read Psalm 139 today and hear David’s testimony about the absolute authority of the Lord over everywhere and everything, even our most secret thoughts, deeds and actions. He tells us that there is no escape from God’s presence, knowledge or power. This is the truth that led Rahab to call out to God for mercy as we have seen in Joshua chapter 2.
When we bow before Jesus as our Lord, we need to understand that He is king over all whole earth and desires to be king over our whole life. When we trust Christ, we can find our security and safety in Him regardless of where we go or what may happen, and that trust extends to believing that He knows what is best for our lives as well. If we claim to trust the Lord with our eternity, surely, we can trust Him with our Wednesday. Trust and obey there is no other way. Rahab is famous for her faith because she did not merely speak great words about God, she obeyed the Word of God and did what He told her to do.
Rahab gives a great testimony to who the Lord God is in Joshua 2:11, she says that He is, “God in the heavens above and on the earth beneath,” this is the same instruction Moses gave to the Israelites in Deut 4:34. Here we listen as God is praised by pagan lips using the very phrase Israel was taught to use to describe Him.
God’s great deeds have served to reveal His true nature and power as they always do. Just as Jesus rising from the dead shows His authority over the grave, here Rahab recognizes God’s authority over the nations of the earth. And as such she realizes that He has the right to command her life as well. Rahab’s faith was visible because of her actions. She not only hides the spies she also agrees to obey their command concerning the sign that is to be put in her window. (Joshua 2:17-18). This visible faith in the invisible God is what Jesus calls everyone today to as well. The testimony of all of Scripture is the same as Rahab’s confession here and David’s in the Psalm we read, there is truly nowhere that we can go or be taken that God will not or cannot protect us. Likewise, there is nothing too big or too small that His commands should not be obeyed.
Let us pray for Rahab type faith today to trust God with our lives as well as our behavior.