Joshua 2 Devotional Commentary

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Joshua 2:1

In Joshua chapter 1, we find Israel preparing to cross the Jordan and enter the Promised Land. We hear how Joshua was charged by God to lead the children of Israel into the land that was promised to their forefathers, while the people received their instructions from Joshua, their newly appointed leader.

The Lord gave Joshua some valuable spiritual principles to ensure his success over all his adversaries - principles all God's read more...

Joshua 2:6

The two men who were sent by Joshua to scout out the land of Canaan, were instructed to focus their mission on a secret survey of Jericho, the strongly fortified gateway city into the Promised Land. Arriving at the city at dusk, the two spies went to the house of a prostitute named Rahab - an inn for travellers which was built into the city wall.

The two Israelite spies were observed entering the house, and the king was read more...

Joshua 2:18

Rahab the prostitute, secretly hid the two men that were sent to spy out the city of Jericho. She concealed them from the authorities in some stalks of flax on her roof and when questioned, told the guards they had already left the city. Hearing they had fled before nightfall, the king's men pursued them.

Rahab set about planning an escape-route for the spies and informed them that the king and citizens of Jericho were panicking. read more...

Joshua 2:21

The two spies sent to reconnoitre the land had entered Jericho and been hidden by a woman, named Rahab. As an inn-keeper and prostitute, their visit to her house would not excite the interest of her neighbours. However, they brought an offer of salvation to a sinner and her family, if they chose to trust in the God of Israel.

Rahab was a pagan living in spiritual darkness, in an idolatrous city, in the promised land of Canaan. read more...