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As part of THE Story, we might miss out on one of its greater characters, Rahab. As a women, pagan, prostitute some might think that she might not be interested in this God of Israel but it appears that is not the case at all.
She is the one who proclaims God's victory before it happens. She is the one who has faith beyond the reality of being caught for treason. She is the one who initiated hiding these spies.
Could God be at work in this Canaanite prostitute? The book of Hebrews recognizes her faith as part of the champions of faith chapter (Hebrews 11:31).
"By an act of faith, Rahab, the Jericho harlot, welcomed the spies and escaped the destruction that came on those who refused to trust God."
Certainly her witness plays an important role for Jesus ministry to those other less suspecting characters that most of society has forgotten; the poor, the widow, the orphan, the prostitutes, the sinners.
As we read the Bible, women often get the shaft. Yet here we see an unlikely hero participating in what God is doing and risking her own life to do it (an aspect of discipleship).
Lord thank you for the unsung heros of faith.