Thursday, April 21, 2011

Rueben, Rebecca, Rahab, and Rachel

Rueben- First son of Jacob and Leah
Rebeccah- Wife of Isaac
Rachel- Second (favorite) wife of Jacob
Rahab- Ah, Rahab, What a story!

Rahab is best known as the prostitute who hid two Israelite spies when they were scoping out Jericho. In doing this, she saved her own family from destruction. Pretty good story so far, yes?  Well, wait til you hear the clincher!

Salmon was the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab., Boaz was the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth. Obed was the father of Jesse who was the father of David, a man after God's own heart.
(Matthew 1:5)

She was the great great grandma of King David! Cool eh?



Gregg said...

Excellent way to use the letters! Rahab has quite a story. Praise God that in His sovereignty and purpose he chose to use her, Bathsheba and Ruth.

Gregg Metcalf
Colossians 1:28-29

Gospel-driven Disciples

Sheila Siler said...


Arlee Bird said...

Reuben was not only the first son of Jacob and Leah, but he also invented an excellent sandwich. Wow, every time I start reading blogs I end up getting hungry.

Seriously though the Rahab story is pretty cool. Just goes to show what doing the right thing can lead to.

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