Hollywood has a way of portraying films that appear to be genuine, but add an unlikely hero to appeal to the masses. Although this may draw tears from some viewers, others may think quietly to themselves, “yeah right.” Teenagers tend to be truth detectors, not afraid to be blunt by cutting through the crap in life that exists. Despite this painful truth, every once in a while unlikely heroes do come forth.
By faith Rahab the harlot did not perish with those who were disobedient, because she had given friendly welcome to the spies, Hebrews 11:31.
One of these which pops up in history is a prostitute from Jericho named Rahab. I guess you can say she was the Dolly Parton or her day except her whore house wasn’t in Texas. Nonetheless, God needed someone on the inside. While her occupation doesn’t fit the typical servant of God, this testimony reveals that the Lord can use anyone to fulfill His will.
And Salmon the father of Bo’az by Rahab, and Bo’az the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse, Matthew 1:5.
Rahab may not have done much to receive the honor of being selected as a member of the Hall of Faith. Yet, she kept her word and held up her end of the bargain. This simple act of faith saved her families life and opened the door for becoming a distant relative of Jesus. Therefore, if you want to be an unlikely hero in the future, let faith guide you to the place where God can use you the most.
by Jay Mankus