by Bina Richardson
In all steps of faith there is an element of risk. In Hebrews 11:27 we find the key that enables us to take that risk and step out in faith. Moses “forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible” (NKJV, emphasis added). “Seeing Him who is invisible” is the key to every step of faith.
If God is the originator of that step, you have nothing to fear—you step out and you find God is there. In the book of Joshua, we read of a Gentile lady named Rahab who was willing to take a risk and step out in faith because she saw Him who is invisible:
“I know that the LORD has given you the land, that the terror of you has fallen on us, and that all the inhabitants of the land are fainthearted because of you” (Joshua 2:9).
After Rahab hid the two Israelite men who came to spy out Jericho, she asked them to favor her and her family when God would destroy the city. Her step of faith in hiding the men was rewarded, for she and all her house were saved from the destruction of Jericho. In fact, Rahab’s reward is recorded in the “Hall of Faith”: “By faith the harlot Rahab did not perish with those who did not believe, when she had received the spies with peace” (Hebrews 11:31).
Her reward did not stop there. In Matthew 1:5, we find Rahab in the ancestory line of Jesus the Messiah. Faith—seeing Him who is invisible and taking the risk—is rewarded. Amen!
Bina Richardson is an undergraduate Global University alumna. She ministers at Way of Faith in Fairfax, VA. Learn more about Way of Faith by visiting www.way-of-faith.org