The town of Jericho was a wicked city deserving of judgment, but this wasn’t necessarily true of all its inhabitants. From the example of Rahab, we can infer that, if in six days, some would have gone out from those walls to plead before God for mercy, some may have been spared. Here we see that great care was given to the pact with Rahab. Not only herself, but her entire family was honored and saved. To me, this is the miracle. As fascinating as God’s tactic is at Jericho, the story of Rahab’s salvation is full on display and in juxtaposition to the edict that nothing but precious metals be spared. Clearly God wants something more , even for his enemies or those living in sin. It stands to reason that this is why it took 7 days till the walls fell. It also took 100 years for the flood to come and it’s taken 2000 years for Christ to return. God has miraculous ways to destroy his enemies, but this destruction is always imminent, as we are deserving of it. But he always wishes to save those who wish to confess their wickedness and hang a scarlet cord in their window.
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.
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