Summary of Sunday School message from 21 November 2021
Taught by: Teacher Noppawan Chupan and team
Rahab and the Spies (Joshua 2:9-10, 12-15, 21)
Bully is a bad habit that harms other people and putting them in pain. Allowing the victim to become depressed, and stressed, and sometimes embarrassed
and becoming victims of suicide.
Rahab is living in the city of Jericho, in the area of Canaan. She is a woman working as a prostitute. Then Joshua son of Nun secretly sent two spies from Shittim.
“Go, look over the land,” he said, “especially Jericho.” So they went and entered the house of a prostitute named Rahab and stayed there.
The king of Jericho was told, “Look, some of the Israelites have come here tonight to spy out the land.” So the king of Jericho sent this message to Rahab:
“Bring out the men who came to you and entered your house, because they have come to spy out the whole land.”
But the woman had taken the two men and hidden them. She said, “Yes, the men came to me, but I did not know where they had come from.
At dusk, when it was time to close the city gate, they left. I don’t know which way they went. Go after them quickly. You may catch up with them.”
(But she had taken them up to the roof and hidden them under the stalks of flax she had laid out on the roof.)
So the men set out in pursuit of the spies on the road that leads to the fords of the Jordan, and as soon as the pursuers had gone out, the gate was shut.
Before the spies lay down for the night, she went up on the roof 9 and said to them, “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[a] 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.
Rehab then make them swear:"by the Lord that you will show kindness to my family, because I have shown kindness to you.
Give me a sure sign that you will spare the lives of my father and mother, my brothers and sisters, and all who belong to them—and that you will save us from death.”
Our lives for your lives!” the men assured her. “If you don’t tell what we are doing, we will treat you kindly and faithfully when the Lord gives us the land.”
So she let them down by a rope through the window, for the house she lived in was part of the city wall. She said to them,
“Go to the hills so the pursuers will not find you. Hide yourselves there three days until they return, and then go on your way.
So she sent them away, and they departed. And she tied the scarlet cord in the window.
When they left, they went into the hills and stayed there three days, until the pursuers had searched all along the road and returned without finding them.
This story tells us that in the end, Rehab is honest and keeps her word. She did not disclose anything to others as promised. God also reward and blessed
her as she has requested with the spies. W
Why did Rahab help the spies? Joshua 2:9-10 and said to them, “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.
Verse for the Week
(Numbers 2:15) So she let them down by a rope through the window, for the house she lived in was part of the city wall.