A Godly Reputation Precedes Us

“and said to the men, “I know that the Lord has given you the land, and that the fear of you has fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land melt away before you” (Joshua 2:9).

In Joshua chapter 2, Joshua sends two men to spy out the land of Jericho which they were about to go in to possess. A prostitute by the name of Rahab accommodated the men. When the King heard that the men were in her house, he sent messengers to tell her to send the men to him, because he was aware that they had come as spies. Rahab hid the men and told the King that they had already left. So the King sent men to look for the spies. Why would Rahab side with the Israelites when they were not even from her own country? She heard the stories about how they defeated all their enemies. Rahab confessed that she knew that God had already given them the victory.

“And as soon as we heard it, our hearts melted, and there was no spirit left in any man because of you, for the Lord your God, he is God in the heavens above and on the earth beneath” (Joshua 2:11). Rahab asks the men to promise that when they come in to possess her country that they would spare her family. The men made a promise to spare Rahab and her household because she had shown kindness to them.

In this new season, God will cause even those who should be against us to be good to us. That’s called favour and walking in the blessing of the Lord. We have fought many battles before which have came to the attention of others. Situations that people thought we would have never survived, left them shocked and amazed at how we come out of it alive. How we maintained our sanity and overcame such adversity.

A godly reputation goes ahead of us and creates open doors for us. Your name is being associated with good things and people are talking about your incredible gifts, talents and abilities. “The Lord your God who goes before you will himself fight for you, just as he did for you in Egypt before your eyes” (Deuteronomy 1:30).

A.P.-Y.

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