Favor in Unexpected Places

In Joshua 2, when the spies entered the Promised Land they found incredible favor from the most unusual person in an unexpected place. Rehab, a prostitute, the least likely ally, became the greatest source of information and blessing.

Be open that God is going to divinely connect you into relationships with people that you would not naturally be drawn to or have much commonality with. Yet in those relationships you will find favor and resources for the future.

The Father is opening unexpected doors for you right how, He is bringing people into your life, connecting you with individuals and groups, some of whom you might not naturally be inclined towards. He has gone ahead of you and has already prepared the way with people, and in places, that you don't even know about. When God brings you into these relationships it is for His Kingdom purposes. He will give you friends in high places and low places. Your greatest connections won’t always be with the powerful and outstanding, it will also be through the seemingly unexpected and unimportant.


Joshua 2:1-15

“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 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. When we heard of it, our hearts melted in fear and everyone's courage failed because of you, for the Lord your God is God in heaven above and on the earth below. “Now then, please swear to me by the Lord that you will show kindness to my family, because I have shown kindness to you..... “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.”