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Rahab one shady momma!

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This Sunday as we celebrate Mother’s Day and all over the Christian world preachers undoubtedly will be pointing to the mother we have come to call the “Proverbs 31 woman.” What a lady!

This wonder woman gets up before dawn and stays busy until the early hours of the next morning. While the woman in Proverbs 31 is a worthy example to emulate, she is not among those listed in the lineage of our Lord.

But two women in Matthew 1:5 are listed there for all posterity to see. Who are these two mothers? They must be paragons of faithfulness to be on this righteous list. Not really. One is Rahab, the prostitute from Jericho. She was the madam who ran the house of ill repute in that ancient town in the Jordan valley. The other mother listed is Ruth, the Moabite.

This Sunday we will look at Rahab who is arguably the most unlikely candidate for Mother of the Year. She is one shady momma and yet her experience with the living God caused her to be converted to a mother who lives on in history and in heaven today.

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