From a human standpoint, Rahab’s name doesn’t belong in Hebrews 11. She wasn’t Jewish; her people were wicked and under the severe condemnation of God; she was an adulterer by profession. Yet, even she ends up being a hero of faith! Today Stephen reminds us that our past does not dictate our future.
God has given us many examples in Scripture of men, women, boys, and girls who experienced the same kind of trials we experience today, but the most important example is Christ Himself. So in this colorful children’s book, Seth Davey challenges us with the words of Hebrews 12:3 to “Consider Him who endured such opposition from sinners so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.” We have a High Priest who can sympathize will all our weaknesses . . . and that’s a powerful truth that we should never stop thinking about!