Faith In Action ‘The Scarlet Chord’


A great story from the Book Of Joshua.

Then Joshua sent two spies from the camp at Acacia with orders to go and secretly explore the land of Canaan, especially the city of Jericho. When they came to the city, they went to spend the night in the house of a prostitute named Rahab.

As much as scarlet could be associated with Rahab because she was a scarlet woman. The scarlet chord is a chord of Salvation.

What is more unusual in this story these are the words of Rahab the prostitute.

“The Lord your God is God in heaven above and here on earth. Now swear by him that you will treat my family as kindly as I have treated you, and give me some sign that I can trust you. Promise me that you will save my father and mother, my brothers and sisters, and all their families! Don’t let us be killed!”

Rahab believed in God, and believe in Him from the stories she had heard about the people God had delivered from their bondage in Egypt. and she said, “The Lord your God is God in heaven above and here on earth”.

Rahab knew this God she heard about from these stories, was a God with a message of Salvation.

Rahab needed deliverance from a life of hopelessness as a prostitute.

The spies God sent to spy out the land said to her, “May God take our lives if we don’t do as we say! If you do not tell anyone what we have been doing, we promise you that when the Lord gives us this land, we will treat you well.”

The spies said to her, “We will keep the promise that you have made us give. This is what you must do. When we invade your land, tie this ;’Scarlet Cord’ to the window you let us down from. Get your father and mother, your brothers, and all your father’s family together in your house. If anyone goes out of the house, his death will be his own fault, and we will not be responsible; but if anyone in the house with you is harmed, then we will be responsible. However, if you tell anyone what we have been doing, then we will not have to keep our promise which you have made us give you.” She agreed and sent them away. When they had gone, she tied the ‘Scarlet cord’ to the window.

OH! that people would believe in God, because the encouraging stories that they here of what God is doing in each of our lives.

The ‘Scarlet Chord’ represents, Salvation from what Our Lord and Our Friend achieved on the Cross.

Through Salvation we enter into a new-life, with Christ Jesus, Our new-life should be a testimony : {A story in itself of what God has done for us} .

God Bless


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