March 21
Joshua 2:1-7

Two spies risk their lives

The first city that the Israelites would have to conquer in the land of Canaan was the city of Jericho. Joshua sent spies to secretly explore the land and the city of Jericho.

The two spies managed to get right inside the city without being noticed. There, they found a woman who was willing to let them stay for the night. Somehow the king found out that the spies were staying with Rahab and sent his soldiers to arrest them.

Meanwhile, Rahab had hidden the spies under a pile of flax stalks. When the soldiers knocked on Rahab’s door asking about the men, she told them that some men had been there earlier, but that they had left the city before sunset. When the king’s men heard that, they rushed out of the city to go track down the spies.

Can I be a spy for God one day?

Have you ever spied on someone? It can be a lot of fun to watch people going about their work not knowing that someone is watching them.

God may not need you to be a spy for Him, but He does have an equally daring assignment for you: to go right into the enemy’s territory and tell others about Him. The people out there are not the enemy though; God’s enemy cannot be seen!

The enemy is the devil, who goes around spreading all sorts of evil. He sows doubts in the minds of people and scatters despair in their hearts. Everywhere he goes he leaves misery and sadness. But you can bring hope to those who don’t know Jesus by telling them about His love for them. Jesus will forgive their sins and give them new hope. He will be their very best friend, forever!

Verse for today

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8