Then Joshua son of Nun secretly sent two spies from Shittim. “Go, look over the land,” he said, “especially Jericho.” So they went and entered the house of a prostitute named Rahab and stayed there.
The king of Jericho was told, “Look, some of the Israelites have come here tonight to spy out the land.” So the king of Jericho sent this message to Rahab: “Bring out the men who came to you and entered your house, because they have come to spy out the whole land.”
But the woman had taken the two men and hidden them.
Rahab is one who modern-day people would not consider a person God would use. Yet, He did use her in a special way and rewarded her.
We know she was a prostitute. What we do n0t know is the reason she chose to enter that kind of life. We surmise that she knew of God. She told the spies that she knew He had parted the sea for the Hebrew people and had protected them in the desert.
We know that she felt led to protect the spies when the King of Jericho her about their whereabouts.
She made a pact with the two spies to rescue her and her family when their army came to Jericho
Her house was built into the city wall. She sneaked the spies out the window, using a scarlet cord to lower them to the ground.
The spies said they would help her and her family escape, if she would hang that scarlet cord (rope) out that same window when they would return.
They briefed Joshua on this arrangement and followed through with it. Rahab married one of those spies, Salmon. The LORD blessed her in an incredibly special way. Four generations later, her great-great-grandson was King David. Beyond that, she was one of three women in the genealogical line of Jesus Christ.
Did God see Rahab? Yes, I believe He did in her protecting the spies. In honoring the rules of that pact by not speaking of any part of it. In her protecting her family.