Word had traveled fast about what God had done for the Israelites. Rahab and the rest of the people of Jericho had heard about God drying up the waters of the Jordan River. They had heard of God giving the Israelites victory over the Amorites. And they believed. But while the people of Jericho believed in fear, Rahab believed in faith, which would lead to her deliverance from the coming judgment and inclusion with the people of God.
In these verses, we are reminded of the power of a testimony. Word of what God had done had traveled to Jericho because someone, somewhere, had told others what he or she had witnessed. It may have been one person or it may have been several people, but someone’s testimony ended up in Rahab’s ears and led to her faith in God. Just as most of the people of Jericho heard without faith, many who hear what we tell them about Christ will also refuse to believe. But that should not discourage us. We must continue to tell the gospel to others, trusting that God might send a Rahab our way this very day.
What has God done, or what is He doing right now, that you can tell someone else about today?