Can you keep a secret? A prostitute named Rahab can.
“Joshua the son of Nun sent two men secretly from Shittim as spies, saying, “Go, view the land, especially Jericho.” And they went and came into the house of a prostitute whose name was Rahab and lodged there.” Joshua 2:1-2
When Joshua sends two spies into the Promised Land to inspect it in preparation for their upcoming battle, these men take refuge in Jericho at the house of Rahab in order to not be seen. Why? Because Rahab was good at keeping men’s secrets. She had been doing it for years. Rahab also knows that these men are Israelites and she acknowledges their God as the Lord of lords. So her family is spared when Israel invades to take over Jericho. She is shown favor for her willingness to protect these men from harm.
God can use anybody He wants to use.
God uses those whom He knows He can trust.
Can God trust you with His secrets? Can others trust you with theirs?
Your relationships will either glow or crumble based on your trustworthiness. God wants to know if He can trust you with special information. The people in your life want to know the same. When we share others’ information with other people, it is called gossip and slander. God has no tolerance for it. The Lord honors those whom He can trust, no matter where you have been.
Rahab is honored for knowing how to keep a secret and she honors Israel’s God as the one true God. So the Lord includes her name in the geneology of Jesus Christ’s own birth announcement in Matthew 1:5.
God honors you for your trustworthiness.
God will give more secrets, wisdom, and insights from His heart to those whom He can trust.
Psalm 25:14 says, “The secret counsel of the Lord is for those who fear Him and He reveals His covenant to them.” Be blessed knowing God is a God who trains us up in trustworthiness.