Rahab hid the spies who had come to check out the city of Jericho, protecting them from the soldiers sent by the king. She acknowledged God as the true Lord, citing the miracles that had caused her to believe in Him. Then she said to the two men:
"Now therefore, I beg you, swear to me by the Lord, since I have shown you kindness, that you also will show kindness to my father's house, and give me a true token, and spare my father, my mother, my brothers, my sisters, and all that they have, and deliver our lives from death." (Joshua 2:12-13)
The two spies agreed to this request and Rahab helped them escape over the city wall from a window in her home. The spies told Rahab to hang a scarlet cord from the window through which they escaped so they could easily identify her house and spare her and her family from destruction when Israel invaded Jericho.
Having eluded the enemy, the spies returned from Jericho and declared to Joshua: "Truly the Lord has delivered all the land into our hands, for indeed all the inhabitants of the country are fainthearted because of us" (Joshua 2:24).
A few days later, the Jordan River parted and the Israelites walked across on dry ground. The people of Jericho peered across their walls to see a crowd of Israelites walking around the city in a silent procession. For six days, the strange ritual was repeated. On the seventh day, the people were there again but this time they walked silently around the city seven times. At the conclusion of their hike, the priests blew their trumpets, the people shouted, the earth trembled, foundations cracked, and walls which had safeguarded the city for years collapsed.
You will remember that Rahab's house was built on the walls. What tremendous faith she demonstrated to remain in her house while the walls of the city were shaking and crumbling in the dust. But there she stayed, Rahab and her entire family, and from the window of their home fluttered a scarlet cord.
James commends Rahab for the faith which was demonstrated by her works (James 2:25) and Paul enrolls her in the hall of fame of the faithful, declaring: "By faith the harlot Rahab did not perish with those who did not believe, when she had received the spies with peace" (Hebrews 11:31).
Are you able to remain in place when everything around you is falling? What do you do when the very foundations of your life are being shaken? That is the kind of faith Rahab demonstrated, and it is the kind of faith that is required to accomplish your divine destiny. It is a faith inspired by the proof-producing power of God.
My FATHER, My God, this year let my life reflect the blessing of the Lord, I shall not be static, I decree PROGRESS, FAVOR, HONOR, AND INFLUENCE are my portion. My life is SALTED, My speech is SALTED, My Home and Business are SALTED in the name of Jesus.