James 2:25–In the same way, was not even Rahab the prostitute considered righteous for what she did when she gave lodging to the spies and sent them off in a different direction.
James gives yet another example, but this one is much different that the previous example of Abraham. Rahab wasn’t good. She wasn’t a person who had been seeing God her whole life like Abraham, yet even she is listed as displaying her faith through her actions. It doesn’t matter what our past is. When we come to God and by faith accept His free gift of eternal life, He changes us. We are made clean and our past actions are washed away and we have a chance to make our actions going forward line up with our faith. This was what Rahab did. Will we?
Father, Thank You for showing that You are willing to cleanse anyone and to make them right with You. I appreciate Rahab’s example showing that even when I’ve sinned, I can come to You for repentance and be made clean and allow my actions going forward to be a reflection of You.