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.