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Who’s Kevin’s Favorite Bible Character? Prepare to Be Shocked

Who is your favorite Bible character? Maybe it’s King David for his heroic story and book of Psalms. It might be Paul for his mind-blowing conversion and missionary journeys. Or maybe it’s Jesus himself because of his sacrifice for you. For Hope in the Morning’s Kevin, it’s something you would likely never expect. It’s a prostitute from Jericho named Rahab. Find out why in this blog, then she just might become your favorite, too.

WHY HER?

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The next logical question that Kevin receives when asked about his choice is “Why?!” Why would such an upstanding church leader and Christian radio host select a prostitute for his favorite Bible character? Kevin explains…

When Joshua sent two spies into Jericho to check out the situation inside, they hid in the house of Rahab. Her house was built into the wall of Jericho and was a strategically superior place to hide, except for one problem – the leaders of Jericho had seen the spies go in there. They told the evil king of Jericho about what they’d seen, and he said “go get those spies!” But when they arrived to kill God’s men, they couldn’t be found. Rahab had hidden them on the roof. The spies’ lives were spared and Rahab gave one of the greatest, most simplistic sermons about fear and faith I’ve ever heard. She said:

I know that the Lord has given you this land and that a great fear of you has fallen on us, so that all who live in this country are melting in fear because of you. We have heard how the Lord dried up the water of the Red Sea for you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to Sihon and Og, the two kings of the Amorites east of the Jordan, whom you completely destroyed. When we heard of it, our hearts melted in fear and everyone’s courage failed because of you, for the Lord your God is God in heaven above and on the earth below.

I love that clear, simplistic, statement of faith from this Jericho woman that we’d all probably avoid in everyday life. Now before some folks get rattled that I talked about a woman of ill repute so near the holidays, but there’s an amazing fact you might want to consider…

WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS BIBLE CHARACTER?

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According to the biblical account, Rahab was not destroyed with the rest of the city of Jericho. She was adopted into the Hebrew nation because of her simple, child-like faith in God, and married a Hebrew man. Their son’s name was Boaz, the husband of a woman named Ruth.  This makes Rahab the great great great great great great grandmother of none other than… 

The Prince of Peace! 

No Rahab, no Jesus. 

God loved Rahab. He didn’t love this Bible character because of her profession, but because of her profession of faith! She’s even mentioned in Hebrews 11, the “Heroes of Faith chapter.” She risked her life for that faith with the leaders of Jericho, and Rahab is in heaven with her grandson and Savior, Jesus, today! 

The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.

WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE BIBLE CHARACTER?

Is yours a common answer? Or maybe one that might offend the perfect, the pristine and the plastic like Kevin’s pick. Tell us in the comments!

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  1. I am impressed by Ruth. She stuck by her mother-in-law. She was selfless. I strive to be selfless and I’m not perfect at it by any means. But to be selfless is who Jesus was. I love the song my grandchildren sang many years ago. “ I want to walk, like Jesus. For I know He loves me so “.

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