Friday, October 24, 2008

Rahab

I'm doing a little studying on Rahab today. Next Wednesday, I'm teaching at the Georgetown Women's Bible Study, and I'm talking about Rahab. Last month, it was Eve. How do I get all the tough topics?

It's just so fascinating to think about all the people that God worked in and through to advance his plans and purposes. Rahab shows up in the lineage of Jesus. She's also the grandmother of Boaz, the hero in the Ruth story. There are so many people in the Bible that God used that we would completely overlook. Or they wouldn't be able to sign our leadership covenant or meet our leadership requirements here at NCC.

It makes me feel a little better about my own life. That God can use us despite our shortcomings, failures, and sin. I'm not saying we should get lazy and default to sin mode since God will use us anyway (Paul already addressed that in Romans 6). I'm just saying it's such a great testament to an amazing God.

3 Comments:

At 1:02 PM, Blogger Elaine said...

So how do you feel about the fact that these people wouldn't be able to lead, yet God used them? Given that we're all sinful, some of us just are more aware of our sinfulness, how do we justify drawing a line for leadership? Not trying to be snarky - this is an issue our small church is just beginning to struggle with.

 
At 4:48 PM, Blogger Heather Z said...

Yep...that was just the point I was trying to make.

Though Paul and Peter do outline some pretty straightforward qualifications for leaders in the church in the New Testament.

 
At 7:08 PM, OpenID lind5 said...

It's so true. We have to keep pointing to these examples in Scripture so that people can see that God can redeem all our imperfections and use us for His perfect plan.

 

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