Because of her resolute action on behalf of the spies, God granted Rahab into the line leading to David and Christ. The just do indeed live by faith.
Luke records four female ancestors of Christ: Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, and Bathsheba. Three out of the four were Gentiles and 3/4 also had glaring sexual problems
The dominant emphasis of Matthew is the kingly qualities of Jesus as a descendant of the royal house of David, representing the Lion of Judah.
Matthew wrote his account with the Jews in mind, repeatedly saying, 'This was done to fulfill the prophets,' emphasizing the law and the Kingdom of God.
One major incident involving the blowing of trumpets occurred at the outset of Israel's incursion into Canaan, when God brought down the walls of Jericho.
The family structure, with assigned orders of responsibility (not orders of importance implying superiority or inferiority), is paramount to God's plan.
Like Jesus and other heroes of faith, we need to look beyond the present to the long term effects of the trials and tests we go though, seeing their value.
Martin Collins expounds upon biblical accounts of escape and rescue, including the Exodus, the account of Jacob and Laban, Noah and his family, the miraculous escapes and rescue of David, the harrowing escapes of the Apostle Paul and Jesus, and the escape of the woman (the church) from the Dragon (Satan) into the wilderness to …
To destroy the concept of home is to destroy the nation or church. The centrality of the family or household is the heart of the church and the nation.