By Kristen Entwistle
I am an insecure, imperfect, young, follower of Christ. I do not get everything right, nor do I always say (or write) the right thing. But for some reason, God has given me a platform to speak His truth into people’s lives. Me – that imperfect, insecure, young girl. He chose me.
Fortunately, I’m not alone. The next woman that we come to in the Hall of Faith is Rahab, a woman of not-so-great occupation, but great faith.
Before the Israelites crossed over the Jordan River, Joshua sent two spies to check out the city of Jericho. Joshua chapter 2 records that the spies “went and entered the house of a prostitute named Rahab and stayed there.” (Joshua 2:1, NIV)
The first thing we learn about Rahab is that she is a prostitute. Not the most ringing endorsement for a woman who ends up in the genealogy of King David, and therefore Christ, but it’s certainly not the last thing we learn about her.
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