The Shady Lady from Jericho
Charles Spurgeon, in an 1857 sermon on our text, pointed out how this chapter serves as a monument to faith in the Lord. Monuments remind us of triumphs, such as the Washington Monument reminding us of the triumph of liberty by our American forefathers, and the Iwo Jima Monument reminding us of the triumph of democracy over totalitarianism during World War II.
Monuments serve to inspire confidence and determination, and as reminders of how those preceding us dealt with adversities triumphantly.
History records that Jericho was a very important and strategic city in the ancient world. It had iron industry and it had silk industry and linen manufacturing plant.
Camels' trains arrive and left it daily. In Genesis 17:8 you will discover Jericho was the fist city that had to be conquered in the land of Canaan.
Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God."
And believe it or not Rahab lived in a doom civilization. The walls of Jericho were so thick that five chariot abreast could ride around it on top of the wall.
And that is where Rahab house was located. And so in a very real sense she lived on the brink of destruction for she live on top of the walls of Jericho. She lived in a doom civilization.
We are living in a condemned civilization for Jesus in Matthew 24 says when you see these things come to pass look up for your redemption is about to appear. Jesus will come and what signs. He spoke of famine, wars and endless rumors of conflicts and war that would shake the peace and destroy the confidence of the world leaders.
The French Prime minister in answer to question said the human race is unhappy and it is unhappy because it doesn't know where it is going. And it is unhappier still because it suspects that if it did know where it was goi ...
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