Bible Study 3/29/10
Reading Passages: Joshua, chapters 3-24
"Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." Romans 5:1
All throughout the Bible, there are examples of how the Lord uses the most common, ordinary people to carry out His will. In fact, Jesus' hand-picked disciples included a thief, tax collector, and fishermen. They were just ordinary men who the Lord used to do extraordinary things. In the book of Joshua, we read again how the Lord used a pagan prostitute named Rahab to bring about His promises. Through her faith, she risked her own life to hide the two spies. Later, through her marriage to man named Salmon, she became a direct descendant of Jesus Christ. From a prostitue to the lineage of the Messiah - that's what faith can do!
No matter who you are, or what your past is, the Lord can use YOU for His glory........IF you are willing! You see, the only thing special about Rahab, or the twelve disciples, is the One who called them. Are YOU willing to serve the Lord? Are YOU willing to be obedient to His calling? There is an immense inheritance waiting on those who follow Him.