By Faith Rahab

By Faith Rahab

Artist

SAMUEL SHELTON

Category

FIGURATIVE

“By faith Rahab the prostitute did not perish with those who were disobedient, because she had given a friendly welcome to the spies.” (Hebrews 11) Rahab the prostitute was recorded as a woman of great faith in the midst of a terrible situation. The king of Jericho heard rumor of Israelite spies in the home of the prostitute Rahab. He commanded her to give them up; but Rahab had hidden the spies and said that they had left another way. Rahab then said to the spies, “I know the Lord has given this land to you. He is the God of heaven above and the earth below.” Because of her fear of the Lord and love of her family she put her life on the line in order to help the spies. The Israelites told her that because of her help she would be saved, along with her whole family, when the Lord came to destroy the wicked city of Jericho. Rahab let the spies down from her window with a rope and then tied a scarlet cord from her window to show the Israelite army which house was hers so that her family would be saved.

 

By Faith Rahab

30 x 30 Oil on panel