From the Hall of Shame to the Hall of Fame

Do you remember Rahab the harlot? In Joshua, Chapters 2 and 6 we read about her. She lived in the city of Jericho, which was about to be attacked by the Israelites. She took a step of faith, and hid the two Hebrew spies from their pursuers. Then she helped them escape. Her choice to do this led to a complete change in her life. Here actions were a step of faith that took her from the prostitutes’ “hall of shame” and gave her entrance into God’s “hall of fame.” She is numbered with the great people of faith in Hebrews, Chapter 11. Joshua 2:2-4 (NKJV) says, And it was told the king of Jericho, saying, “Behold, men have come here tonight from the children of Israel to search out the country. {3} So the king of Jericho sent to Rahab, saying, “Bring out the men who have come to you, who have entered your house, for they have come to search out all the country. {4} Then the woman took the two men and hid them. So she said, “Yes, the men came to me, but I did not know where they were from.”

Rehab’s example shows that God is gracious, without regard to our past. He sees us through eyes of forgiveness… but also in the potential He has placed within each of us. Regardless of the way it has been, one step of faith can turn things around. It can redirect your life onto a path of extraordinary destiny. Perhaps it’s time to close the book on yesterday and open a new book on tomorrow. All it takes is a desire to do the right thing and step out in faith. I’m Dr. Bob. Go ahead. Take that step. God will respond and redeem you from what was seemingly inevitable, but now is in that book you closed. Old things are gone. All things are new.

From the Hall of Shame to the Hall of Fame