She Was Considered Righteous

Perhaps she felt there wasn’t another choice but to live the life she had fallen into. Maybe her parents were ill and couldn’t care for her rather she had to care for them. Was she once married and her husband left or passed? Were there young mouths to feed? Did tax collectors charge her exorbitantly to live in her meager homestead? Or, perhaps she was exploited beyond her control and considered an ‘untouchable’ according the the custom and culture of the time and left to fend for herself and that of her family. Whatever her reasons she had become a prostitute.

I sense her desperation. Distraught, lonely and hopeless even while living among family and friends. Suddenly, two men of God appear requiring her assistance. Inherently, she knew the right thing to do. She may not have lived righteously up to this point, held by the bondage of her sin, but life was about to change for her and her family.

He has also set eternity in the human heart…Ecclesiastes 3:11b.

All along her heart knew eternity and like so many she found herself lost along the path of life. But now…now her decision to help these men for the sake of God was considered righteous.

Let’s choose to stop striving and connect with eternity that sits in our heart. Ask Holy Spirit to help you continually hear His soft voice wooing you closer, deeper and more intimately to His heart. In this place with Him lavishing you with His faithful and unending love you truly can do all things through Him.

As we learn to connect with eternity in our heart let’s also reach out and teach others, especially those that have been marginalized, to connect with eternity in their heart also. Can you imagine what the world will look like when we do?

She was considered righteous. She was Rahab.


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Author: Terese

Terese is a wife, mother, Grammie, sister, aunt and friend. Best of all a daughter of the King! Terese is a Bible study teacher and speaker. One of her passions is investing in the lives of other women and encouraging them in their identity and authority in Christ. Terese is a life long student of God's grace.

7 thoughts on “She Was Considered Righteous”

  1. Wow Terese, you have a very special gift. Your words are truly art. As you described this story of Rahab in the Bible, I was captivated by the way you described her and the possibilities for her troubled life. Absolutely beautifully written.

    I adore what you said about Holy Spirit wooing us and lavishing His great love on our bleeding hearts. This is so very true. I could never count how many times I’ve been in that dark place from a past of trauma, hurt, rejection and abandonment. I have been alone, desperately so. Yet when Holy Spirit comes with His love, all of that disappears. His healing touch is so loving, so gentle, so complete. You have perfectly captured this very picture and I am so grateful you shared it with us.

    God bless you for loving the “least of these” as we were instructed. The ‘underdogs’ have always been my favorite πŸ˜‰ Sending you lots of love this day and praying Holy Spirit overwhelms you with His presence. πŸ™πŸΌ

    1. Holly, praise God and thank you for your very kind and encouraging words! Thank you, also, for taking the time to write a beautiful response that blesses my heart.
      I also have always been for the underdog and I am sorry for the trauma, hurt and rejection you have felt in the past. I praise God for His healing touch on you and that He leads you to share with others so they can be comforted as He has comforted you.
      Have a beautifully blessed day, Sister!

      1. You have made this a beautifully blessed day by saying that I was able to encourage your heart! πŸ™‚

        Hearing your heart for the underdog as well makes me one very happy Holly. This is a very lost and hurting world. We need your voice! Thank you for sharing it with us. πŸ’•

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