God appreciated pragmatism. The caveat is that it must be sound in its judgment. Rahab may have been a lowly prostitute but in God’s kingdom, she had the equal ability to choose him, as kings and prophets. She saw an opportunity to be in his good graces because she accurately read the signs. She was aware enough about the gossip surrounding the coming Israelites to believe that their promise of invasion and slaughter was true and so she acted accordingly. This was, in essence, a demonstration of faith. Being a prostitute, Rahab was more than likely a survivor in many ways. She brought that skill to the forefront and parlayed it into an installation into the the royal line of the Messiah. We too should be cunning and pragmatic when opportunities arise. We should bank on God’s good graces and seek refuge in him from the difficulties that lie ahead. The scripture says that, “if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to cleanse us and forgive us.” We should bank on this fact.
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MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary View more posts