The Importance Of A Covenant

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the first pathway that they came to. When it became dark the gates closed, and the men were locked out of the gate. Before the men fell asleep, Rahab came up to them on the roof to talk to them. They had more privacy on the roof and no one would have likely heard their conversation. She realized that the spies did not come for the normal favors, but they told her about God and all He had done for them. Rahab trusted the spies and told them that after she had heard all about their God, that she believed that their God is the God in heaven above and earth below. She also told them that she also believed that their God had given them the land and that they (Canaanites) were all in fear because of them. Note, she was the only one …show more content…
She begged them to not only save her, but also her mother, father, sisters, brothers, and all who belonged to her (servants). The spies agreed as long as she wouldn’t tell any of their business to anyone. They took an oath with one another to confirm the commitment of their promise. Taking an oath was a sign of covenant and it was very important to do when you made an agreement with someone. A “covenant” is an agreement between two of more persons in which the following four factors are present: parties, conditions, results, security.” The two men showed faithfulness and obedience in doing what Joshua said and obeying the Lord. They believed the promise from God. Before Rahab helped them escape she told them to hide out in the mountains West of Jericho for three days before returning back to there Israelite …show more content…
Rahab showed an act of faith and told the spies she “knew” that God is God in heaven above and on Earth below. Rahab did not stand as an unclean harlot but she had been washed by the blood and she was saved. Rahab shows a great act of faith by what she done. Faith is key to pleasing God. We need faith to come to God and to believe that He exists. We need to trust Him for our salvation. Then, our continued faith the kind that causes us to seek Him daily, offers the promise of a rewarding walk with God. “James quotes Rahab as exemplifying justification by works

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