I was reading Joshua chapter 2, it talks about Rahab, she was a harlot (prostitute), Joshua sent two men to spy the land and they did and they went to the house Rahab and they stayed there, the King of Jericho heard about it and he sent for Rahab and he asked her where were they? Rahab told the king that she saw them but she didn’t know where they went. In reality Rahab told a lie she knew exactly where they were because she hid them. Have you ever wondered why Rahab lied? Is there ever a reason to lie? Let’s see what she says, when she went back to get them from where she hid them, I know that the LORD hath given you the land, and that your terror is fallen upon us and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you. For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red Sea for you, when ye came out of Egypt; and what ye did unto the two kings of the Amorites, that were on the other side of Jordan, Sihon and Og, who ye utterly destroy. And as soon as we heard these things our heart did melt neither did there remain any courage in any man because of you. For the LORD your God, He is GOD in heaven above, and in earth beneath.
Webster’s dictionary defines a harlot as a prostitute or a whore!
First off why did the King send for Rahab? Was it because when men came to town they sought her for good times and sex? Makes you wonder had the King visited Rahab too? Now how did a prostitute know the LORD and believed in HIM? Why did she risk her life to save the spies? How did she know that they were on a mission for the LORD? What was it about these men that she would risk her live and lie to the King? HMMPPHH, THAT LYING PROSTITUTE!
We may have many answers and opinions, but guess what? All I know is that Rahab heard, saw and put her faith into action on what the Lord God had done and she was sure that He was God and God alone. Many of us have known the Lord God for a while and we haven’t moved in months and years, we have seen and heard him and refuse to move. What else does God have to do to get you to hear HIM? Would you risk your life and the life of your family for men and women of God? Would you lie and spy? HMMPPHH, THAT LYING PROSTITUTE did!!
That lying Prostitute had her life and her family’s life spared, the scarlet line that she let the spied down the window with was the same scarlet line that would save her life, the life of her parents, her brothers, sisters and everyone in her father’s household would be saved and the spies honored this oath they made with her. That lying prostitute had a big house with two stories, many came to lodge with her, that lying prostitute loved her family, prostitutes are very helpful, prostitutes have motherly and nurse skills, prostitutes will protect you, the spies honored this. See a that lying prostitute had survival skills, Prostitutes are always looking for away to make quick money, bargain or barter, they’re great listeners, Rahab was a hustler, prostitutes know everything that’s going on in the community, Prostitutes know many people including influential people (judges, doctors, lawyers, board members, governors, senators, Presidents, kings, queens, reverend, leaders and so forth), Prostitutes know how to fight for their lives, Prostitutes don’t allow you to get too close to them, Prostitutes walk the streets and see many things, they’re always on guard so if a situation gets rough they have an escape route (you see this when you read that she let the spies down on the side of the house) I call this scarlet line the BLOOD LINE you see even though Jesus was not born yet, The BLOOD never loses its power!!!
That lying Prostitute had more courage than anyone I know. Wow who knew a lying Prostitute knew the LORD OUR GOD and she was trusted to get the job done!
We can learn something from that lying Prostitute!!
Forever His Servant,
Robin A. Curry