Rahab was a prostitute, but it was her faith that had the final word in her story. God honored her faith despite her past.
And no matter how sordid our past might be, God is still willing to redeem us.
Often, we assume our past disqualifies us.
We look back at the horrible things we’ve done and wonder how anyone could truly love and accept us. They may tolerate us if we can keep up a good performance, but if they really knew all we had done, they would be too offended to stick around.
The fear of being judged by our past keeps many of us in hiding, showing others only the most polished aspects of our life.
It does not have to be this way.
We don’t have to deny our past, nor do we have to let it have the final word in our life.
Rahab’s prostitution is not hidden or whitewashed from her story. But it is her faith that has the final word.
By faith we can live as the true sons of God today, despite our past. This is not an excuse to continue sinning, but rather to live in the freedom of redemption.
To live in a story of redemption, means we had to be redeemed from something. God is redeeming our sinful past that we might live as His true sons today.
Living by faith in this story brings a transformation that cannot be denied.
Yes, that is what I did, but that is not who I am. I am a son of God! And I thank God for His amazing grace in redeeming even me!