Small Act of Obedience

April 18th, 2009

Joshua 2:21
Then she said, "According to your words, so be it.'' And she sent them away, and they departed. And she bound the scarlet cord in the window.
--NKJ

 

What a simple message. The men here were sent to scout things out before the city of Jericho was to be taken over and destroyed. Rahab had helped the men. They had given her a sign, just hang a red cord from the house, and the invaders wouldn't molest anyone in her house.

Her responce: "According to your words, so be it.''

Sometimes God speaks to us so clearly that we have no doubts about what action we should take. Just as plainly as these two men who came and told her to just hang out a red chord, our correct responce is to just do it.

She wasn't asked to help fight. She wasn't being asked to flee the city. She was just being told to stay right where she was and hold out this sign. Her hard work was already done before the battle started. She helped the men, even at risk to herself.

While praying for direction from God, just stop and listen. He might just be giving you some similar task. Just stay put and hold out your sign that marks you for protection. It might just be that you already did a ministry for his cause.

Praise God for the difficult things we are asked to do, but praise him for the easy things we do, and recieve his protection.

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