“So the men said to her, “Our life for yours if you do not tell this business of ours; and it shall come about when the Lord gives us the land that we will deal kindly and faithfully with you'” (Joshua 2:14).

Rahab had never encountered such men; men concerned not with their own pleasures, but a single-minded devotion to the mission of God’s purposes. That they did, indeed, act kindly and faithfully (6:22) reflected not only their understanding of covenant language (Gen.24:27,49; 32:10) and responsibility but it birthed within Rahab renewed hope that her life could be something other than what it was. In a world filled with despair and hopelessness, we must never underestimate our influence when we live faithfully as salt and light.

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