- Praise for God from the mouth of a Canaanite woman: “I know that the Lord has given you this land and that a great fear of you has fallen on us, so that all who live in this country are melting in fear because of you. We have heard how the Lord dried up the water of the Red Sea for you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to Sihon and Og, the two kings of the Amorites east of the Jordan, whom you completely destroyed. When we heard of it, our hearts melted in fear and everyone’s courage failed because of you, for the Lord your God is God in heaven above and on the earth below.” – Joshua 2: 9 – 11
- Despite the fact that they weren’t supposed to spare any Canaanites, the Israelite spies promised to spare Rahab and her family. They were grateful that she had protected them, surely, but that was disobedience. And Joshua honored their promise later (Joshua 2: 12-14; 6: 16, 17).
- Fun fact: Rahab was the mother of Boaz, the father of Obed, the father of Jesse, the father of David, from whom Jesus was descended.