God Uses the Foolish Things November 14 Wednesday
”But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise. He chose the weak things to shame the strong”. 1 Corinthians 1:27-(NIV)
The God we serve is a God of plan, purpose design and objectivity. You really cannot fully grasp Him because He is multi-faceted and multi-dimensional. The book of Matthew opens up with the genealogy of Jesus, but the question is why should God dedicate a chapter of the Bible to a professional prostitute?
We need to know something about her; how did she get there and what did she pull off? The Bible makes it very clear that Rahab was not just a prostitute, but a master at it who without shame built her house on top of the wall of Jericho. She was so notorius that everyone knew her as Rahab the harlot, no mention was made of her surname.
The question is how did the two spies with a mandate of spying out the land connect with an undesirable person like Rahab? Don’t also forget that they were God’s covenant people who were supposed to be holy at all times. One thing that Rahab had going for her, was that though a prostitute she was able to make those men feel at home. Today people are nasty and rude and as a result miss out from what God wants to do with their lives.
What does it cost you to be nice to people? The scriptures say in Hebrews 13:2 ”Always remember to help people by welcoming them into your home. Some people have done that and have helped angels without knowing it”. Now, because of the prevalent evil in the world today, I am not asking you to bring every single person to your home; but you can be nice to him or her, you can treat him or her with courtesy. Even when you will not grant their request, the way you say “no” matters. Christianity is all about sharing the love of God, because people don’t really care how much you know until they know how much you care.
If you read the first chapter of Matthew, you will also notice that most of the women mentioned in that passage had issues, yet they were brought into the lineage of Jesus. If God could use those women with all their shortcomings, it means that there is hope for you. Therefore don’t give up on yourself, because God is still in the business of turning around your mess and turning it into a message. God can use anything and anyone, so make yourself available to be used by Him.
FURTHER READING – Genesis 18:1-16, Romans 12:13 Daily Bible Reading: Morning Lamentations 3-5, Evening Hebrews 10:19-39