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Which best represents the problem with the comment?
"Oh yes, she's the sister we don't talk about."
And then she was chosen to be in the lineage of Jesus!
Anyway; she is written in Hebrews; as being in the "hall of faithful" in Hebrews 11. She was the great grandmother of David; and in Christ's lineage. The instructions given reminds us of those who escape wrath in other scriptures. She was to wait until they came; which did occur later. She wasted no time in identifying her house with the scarlet cord as instructed to be placed when they returned to invade.
Once again, she made them swear an oath (v. 12); and they agreed if she obeyed their stipulations and laid their lives on the line to bind it. (v.14) Ultimately; Christ said to make our yea yea and nay nay; and not to swear on anything ( Matthew 5:37). This would be in relation to things between people; not to eliminate covenants with God such as marriage.
Would it be that we all realize that we are unworthy servants; and take action when necessary when it is prudent to do so. This is one case where no prayer was needed in order to make a wise decision. She was given grace to see clearly what the Lord intended to do; and to be sensible enough to realize He is the true God who would continue to fight for His chosen people.
A Canaanite woman living in Jericho, Rahab is a prostitute who is also a biblical heroine. According to the narrative in Joshua 2, before the conquest of Canaan, Joshua sends two men as spies to see the land. They come to Rahab's house for lodging, information. The king, hearing about the two men, demands that Rahab give them up. Like the midwives in Egypt, Rahab is faced with a "moment of truth." Like them, Rahab defies the ruler and rescues the Israelites. She tells the king's men that the two men have left and that the king's men should chase them. Meanwhile, she has hidden the men under the flax drying on her roof (2:4); the writer uses the unusual word tizpeno, "she hid him" (even though there are two men), perhaps as an allusion to Exod 2:2, where Moses's mother hides her newborn (tizpenehu). Rahab is midwife and mother to Israel in its beginnings in Canaan.
Rahab lets the two men out through her window, which is in the town wall. She requests a return for her act of esed (NJPS, "I have shown loyalty"). She asks that she and her family be spared once the Israelites attack Jericho. The spies give her a crimson thread to hang from her window, with the injunction that she is to gather her family and wait inside her house; as long as they stay indoors, they will be spared. When the Israelites destroy Jericho, as described in Joshua, Rahab and her whole extended family indeed escape doom by waiting inside a house marked with a red thread, just as the Israelites who stayed in houses marked with the blood of the paschal lamb were spared the fate of the Egyptians. They are exempted from the erem, Israel's obligation to destroy all Canaanites (see 6:17), and are brought out of the city to live among the Israelites (6:25). Rahab and her family are a new Israel.
There is none righteous; not one.
Even when we were dead in our sins and enemies of God, Christ died for us.
We are all in the same "life boat" and the rescuer is the same for all of us.