JOSHUA 2:9-11 and (Rahab) said to the men: “I know that the Lord has given you the land, that the terror of you has fallen on us, and that all the inhabitants of the land are fainthearted because of you. For we have heard how the Lord dried up the water of the Red Sea for you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to the two kings of the Amorites who were on the other side of the Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom you utterly destroyed. And as soon as we heard these things, our hearts melted; neither did there remain any more courage in anyone because of you, for the Lord your God, He is God in heaven above and on earth beneath. (NKJV)
A great lesson we can learn from the life of Rahab is that of ‘belief’, of ‘faith’. Rahab never had a personal encounter with God; God never came down revealing Himself to her leading to her belief. In fact she didn’t even see the mighty deeds of God, she had only heard about it. She heard about how God brought the Israelites out of Egypt, about how He parted the Red Sea for them, about how He fought on behalf of the Israelites and gave them victory over other kings. She not only heard but she believed what she heard about God. She believed in the God of Israel and confessed Him to be God over heaven and earth.
She didn’t see, yet she believed. We live in a world which depends heavily on human reasoning and logic, one is not ready to believe what one can’t see, and with the same point of view approach God. Let me remind us today that God cannot be confined to our sight, our reasoning or logic; He is way beyond all of those. Jesus in John says “blessed are those who have not seen and yet believed”. Our relationship with God should not based on sight but on faith, we are called to walk by faith and not by sight. Our sight can be deceiving but our faith in God will never deceive us.