Text: Joshua 2:1-13
The Power of God’s Sovereignty
Lining up with God’s Will
1. Read Joshua 2:1-13. When she was called to acknowledge the sovereign God of the
Israelites, Rahab chose to submit herself to His will. How did Rahab choose to fear God
at this moment instead of choosing to fear man? Be specific and support your answer
with excerpts from the passage.
2. Read Isaiah 14:24. Scripture often talks about God’s sovereignty, both directly and
indirectly. Use a dictionary to define “sovereign.” What practical difference does it make
in your life to know that God is sovereign over the universe?
3. Read Joshua 2:12. Rahab used the opportunity God gave her to do His will and be kind
to others. Take a few minutes to brainstorm some situations you are currently facing in
which you can do God’s will and show kindness to others. Write down some action steps
you will take this week and share them with your spouse.
4. Read Joshua 6:25. God rewarded Rahab’s faithfulness and provided for her needs
when He protected her family (Joshua 2:12-13). In fact, we know that Christ was born
into the family line of Rahab—what provision and blessing! Write down a memorable
time when God rewarded your faithfulness and provided what you needed. Take some
time with your spouse to pray in thanks to God for the times He has demonstrated His
faithfulness to you!
5. Rahab understood God’s sovereignty and will for the Israelites to take Jericho. Despite
the history and success of the fortified city, she knew nothing could disrupt God’s plans.
Is there a situation in your own life in which you are relying on your own power and
provision rather than submitting to God’s leading? Talk with your spouse about any areas
in which you need to repent and submit to God.
6. As a married couple, how can you regularly encourage one another to submit to God’s
will and believe in His provision? Together with your spouse, write down some practical
ways in which you can consistently promote Biblical thinking in your decisions.