Lazaroo – Sunday, November 27, 2011

Nov 27, 2011 I Lazaroo.


Pray the words of this Lazaroo aloud, from a heart bursting with hope:

“Joshua son of Nun secretly sent two spies from Shittim. ‘Go, look over the land,’ he said, ‘especially Jericho.’ So they went and entered the house of a prostitute named Rahab and stayed there.”
(Joshua 2:1)

Some people have unsuccessfully tried to sanitize Rahab’s profession, Jesus.

They’ve suggested Rahab must have been an innkeeper
that Joshua’s two spies wouldn’t visit a prostitute.

Why do they try to “fix” what she did for a living?

Because Rahab married Salmon
gave birth to Boaz
became the great-great-grandmother of David.

“What?” they protest. “Righteous King David, a man after God’s own heart

descended from a prostitute?!”

They can’t bear it, because David was your ancestor, Jesus –

which means that You
are descended from a prostitute.

But the very thing that scandalizes them

gives me hope!

It tells me that the God who gave Rahab another chance

will do the same for me.

Joshua 6:17; Joshua 6:23; Joshua 6:25; Psalms 87:4; Matthew 1:5-6; Acts 13:22; Romans 4:5; 2 Corinthians 5:17-19; Hebrews 11:31; James 2:25

What is Lazaroo?

Take Me Deeper

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

One response so far.

  1. Lady B. Says:

    Dear Steve: Isn’t it great to be alive for another beginning of Advent season. What a TRUE blessing that God has awarded to all of us another chance to enjoy his GRACE and Mercy!

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