AN UNEXPECTED LEADER

AN UNEXPECTED LEADER

April 5, 2018 Referenced 0

AN UNEXPECTED LEADER

“Now the city shall be doomed by the Lord to destruction, it and all who are in it. Only Rahab the harlot shall live, she and all who are with her in the house, because she hid the messengers that we sent.” Joshua 6:17

The story of Rahab proves that God will use anybody. This woman worked as a prostitute in Jericho. Although the Hebrew spies needed someone to help them scope out the best approach to conquering the city, there seemed little logical reason why Rahab should have been considered for the role.

But because leadership depends less on titles than it does on influence, God chose Rahab. She helped the spies by her quick wisdom, gutsy style, and clever plan. She saved not only her own life, but aided in accomplishing the purposes of God in Jericho.

Wise leaders remember that God sees the human heart; while many would never trust a woman with a personal history like that of Rehab, God selected her. Because Rahab faithfully served God, her family lived and was adopted into Hebrew society-and she became an ancestor of the Lord Jesus Himself (Matthew 1:5).

Excerpt from The Maxwell Leadership Bible