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25 Likewise [homoios][de] also [kai] was [dikaioo] not [ou] Rahab [Rhaab] the harlot [porne]
justified [dikaioo] by [ek] works [ergon], when she had
received [hupodechomai] the messengers [aggelos], and [kai] had sent them
out [ekballo] another [heteros] way [hodos]?KJV-Interlinear
25 And 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? NASB
The story of Rahab, is found in Joshua 2.She was the harlot who gave refuge to the two
spies that Joshua had sent into Jericho, to discover its secrets.
When Rahab spoke with the two spies, she told them
that the people of the land had already heard of the history of the Israelites
of the past forty years, and of how God had protected the Israelites during all
of those years, beginning with the destruction of the army of Egypt.
Everyone in the land was fearful of the Israelites,
and yet they did not see fit to turn to the God of Israel, but continued with
their own false gods.Rahab believed in
the God of Israel.Rahab was also aware
of the promise of prophecies, of which God had given the land to Israel.Everyone was aware of this prophecy, but
again, they did not turn to the one true God.
When the spies came into the city of Jericho, they
found Rahab.How they discovered each
other, we are not told.She hid them and
even misled the city leaders as to their whereabouts.
She did this with full knowledge that, if discovered,
her life would be in danger, along with that of her entire family.
Abraham was a just man, and he lived a good and honest
life.Rahab had a reputation as a lady
of the night.So her life was not so
But both knew of and had believed in the promised
savior, the messiah, Jesus Christ.Being
saved can be accomplished by both honest people and sinners alike.Likewise, both grew up spiritually by means
of listening to the scriptures and learning and so forth.
Abraham demonstrated his spiritual maturity by his
obedience in giving up that which was most dear to him, his son.
Rahab demonstrated her maturity by risking her life.And though she led a rather lascivious life,
by this time she had changed her ways.
Her future was to become the wife of Salmon, and to
give birth to Boaz, in the line of Jesus, Matt. 1:5.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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