Thursday, September 9, 2010

Rahab- Grace

This week we continued the Courageous Leadership series looking at the story of Rahab and the subject of grace in Joshua 2. We see Rahab who had lived a life of prostitution and would have probably been on the outskirts of society. Joshua sent the 2 spies and she hid them and in their conversation in Joshua 2:8-14 we see that she comes to the realization that the God that they follow and that she had heard about is the only true God. At this point she makes a life change. Not only does she have a part in helping the Israelites conquer this land in the upcoming chapters, but she ends up in the ancestral line of Jesus! The change she made was that of living her life for God now instead of herself.

This is an example of God's grace and an illustration of the grace God provided by sending Jesus to die on the cross for our sins. Grace is God giving us what we do not deserve. As the song I am listening to while typing this says "You (Jesus) lived to die..." Jesus came to earth to die for your sins, so that you could live a life with Him eternally in heaven someday. So the first question I ask you is the same one that I asked the students last night- Have you ever accepted the grace of God and given your life to Him? If not then please do not wait any longer to make that important decision.

Secondly, if you have already given your life to Jesus, and made that decision to make Him your Savior and Lord then I have this question for you- Are you living your life daily taking advantage of the relationship you have with Him? Do you even have a relationship with Him? Do you wake up each day with the thoughts of living your live only for God no matter what that means, no matter what He may require of you, and no matter where He may lead you?

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