Following the Example of a Whore

Rahab’s courage in Joshua 2 challenges cowards and lifts the timid. She lays her life and future on the line by choosing to help God’s people.

Joshua 2:3–4 (ESV)

3 Then the king of Jericho sent to Rahab, saying, “Bring out the men who have come to you, who entered your house, for they have come to search out all the land.” 4 But the woman had taken the two men and hidden them…

Following the example of a whore:

Are there ways you can follow the example of this prostitute? Can you put your life and future on the line for Jesus?

  1. Serve and add value in imperfect environments. Excuse makers wait around for perfect conditions before adding value and end up doing nothing. Worse yet, they blame others for their lack of performance.
  2. Serve with what you have not what you wish you had. So what if you aren’t so hot! If God can fulfill his purposes with a whore, He surely can use you.
  3. Prioritize giving above getting.
  4. Let God’s grace change the way you think of yourself. Grace opens a world of possibility based on faith. You matter.
  5. Find a friend and dream their noble dreams with them. Rahab helped others reach their noble goal. Does grace energize you enough to rise up and give yourself to others? If it does, you’re following a prostitute’s example.

How does this example of grace challenge or encourage you?

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2 Comments on “Following the Example of a Whore”

  1. teri ward Says:

    That was great especially love number one……I so wish my church was more like ………. thats what I find myself saying but it is no excuse to not pour out the gifts God gave in the community I have been placed……..thanks loved it

  2. Dan Rockwell Says:

    Hi Teri,

    You hit on one of the most important ideas for effective Christian living. Lets face it, excuse making doesn’t take us very far.

    Best,

    Dan


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