Monday, September 16, 2013

T2W Fall Online Bible Study

Week Two –  God is our Strength and Refuge - Rahab
by Carri Pratt
 Keep me safe, my God,
    for in You I take refuge.” Psalm 16:1

We all face various trials and problems in this world.  It can be very frustrating and sometimes overwhelming how difficult life can be when you add other people and our own poor choices. 
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Rahab’s Story:
Rahab was either an inn keeper or a prostitute according to scholars.  She lived in the city wall of Jericho.  Her fellow citizens were quite terrified of rumors they had heard of the Israelites who were about to take over the city.  The people of Jericho had heard about the power of the God of the Israelites.

Rahab was a very smart woman.  She made a decision to trust in the one true God and take refuge in Him.  She knew that He would keep her safe.  Her choice allowed God to keep her and her family safe while others around her were destroyed.

“. . . for the Lord your God is God in heaven above and on earth below.” Joshua 8:11

No matter what you are facing, God is there for you.  He is bigger than any trial and has a solution for any problem. However, it is up to you to choose to believe in and trust Him.  He loves you so much that He gave His only son, Jesus Christ, to allow you direct access to Him. 
Read Rahab’s Story at

Challenge:  Face your problems with God as your strength and refuge.  Take a moment to decide whether or not you should simply let go and give grace as Jesus gave to you. Also choose to grow spiritually stronger through your trials.

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