Are You All In?


Are You All In?

What are you betting on? We all are gambling. Are you all in for God? Have you said, “I am all in,” and laid everything on the table before God? Are you betting against God or betting for God? Are you betting God’s ways and promises are right? What have you heard about God?
Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.
The following are the prostitute Rehab’s words at her point of commitment. She was not a witness to the Israelites’ exodus from slavery in Egypt yet she had heard what God had done. She knew God’s ways. Her ears had heard the WORD of GOD.
When we heard of it (the drying up of the Red Sea and coming out of Egypt), our hearts melted and everyone’s courage failed because of you, for the LORD your God is God in heaven above and on the earth below12 Now then, please swear to me by the LORD that you will show kindness to my family, because I have shown kindness to you. Give me a sure sign that you will spare the lives of my father and mother, my brothers and sisters, and all who belong to them, and that you will save us from death. Joshua 2:11-12
Rehab the prostitute had heard what God had done in Egypt with the Israelites. When the point of commitment came for Rehab she was all in. She sacrificed her life and her family’s life to trust the God of Israel. Rehab stepped out in faith because she had heard what God had done. She was living in sin in rebellion against God like the rest of her community of Jericho.
There were two spies sent by Joshua to destroy her community of Jericho because of their evil ways. The King of Jericho knew the spies had entered into Rehab’s house. Yet she stepped out in faith to protect the spies who had come to destroy her community of Jericho. She was more afraid of God than her King of Jericho. She wanted salvation for her and her family more than wanting to stay in the sin of rebellion against God.
Salvation comes in trusting and believing in Christ as Lord and Savior. The road is wide which leads to destruction. The road which leads to life and salvation is narrow and few enter it. What are you hearing? Faith comes by hearing and putting what you hear in action by being all in.
Are you all in or living a double-minded life of rebellion against God in sin? Have you put all your chips on the table for God?

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