So Hood #4 and I are reading our way through this bible for school:
It’s my fourth time through this book and let’s just say it has never been an easy read! But Hood #4 is loving every second of it and his enthusiasm is contagious. Everyone is listening in!!!
We have got as far as Rahab and he is gripped by it, again and again! The spies, the hiding on the roof, the escape, the amazing conquest, not to mention the dramatic rescue. Oh wow! And I am thinking: “This story was put here just for him!” And Hood #3 pipes up: “I just love it when the girls do something great.” Don’t we all – This story was carefully recounted for her too.
I love Rahab – she is so real. I’ve got a bit of a pet hate about ladies only Bible studies or Ladies morning seminars they are always about the “Proverbs 31 Woman” or “Submission” it’s like the banner of self-improvement movement just slides into our Bible Studies and we are destined to try every new technique as we soldier forth… and fail. But we never seem to gather together and do actual Bible Studies about real people or books from the Bible.
Take a look at Rahab she was such a real person. By our “superior” standards she was a complete failure. She was a woman of disrepute who lied to achieve her goal. And yet for all her failings she is more than mentioned, she is up there with the greats of the Old Testament because of her faith!!! In fact even though she wasn’t even an Israelite she is one of the only three incredible women mentioned in the lineage of Jesus. I don’t know about you but that gives me a bit of hope! I have quite a few failings myself and Rahab was saved by her faith. In fact her whole family was saved on behalf of her faith. She wasn’t trying to improve her personality performance for God or for her neighbors, that I know of. The fact is she knew who He was, she lived under the cloud that the Israelites were coming. She wasn’t rushing around trying to self-improve and look like a better person. She knew exactly who God was and Who to fear. Regardless of her faults she was saved by the grace of God. I for one am thrilled about that!
So in honor of this great woman of the Old Testament, who was key to events in the New Testament we have another GiveAway…
This is a great little book, published by Day One, quick and easy to read. Aha… for frantically busy moms! Chapters are three or four pages long. Each chapter ends with: “For Further Studies” and “To Think About and Discuss Questions.” This book would make a fabulous book for yourself or a Bible Study!!!
This Giveaway is sponsored by Christian Book Discounters again! And thanks to them for supporting us – Who doesn’t love a GiveAway!!!
Leave a comment anytime this week before the close of Friday. I will let you know on Sunday who our great winner is!!! And I should mention don’t be disappointed if I don’t reply to your comments as I usually do because I don’t want to enter myself into the GiveAway and spoil your chances.