Does God Work on Both Sides?


“And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy secretly, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho. And they went, and came into an harlot’s house, named Rahab, and lodged there.” (Joshua 2:1)


Joshua told the men, “Go view the land,” and they came to a particular house. Here’s the question I have for you: Was that by mere chance? Was that a coincidence? Was it happenstance? No, it was the will of God and not mere chance that brought these men to the house of Rahab; it was the providence of God.

Let me tell you how the providence of God works. God works on both sides of the equation. God will find a person whose heart is tender, a person who wants to know Him, a person under conviction, a person seeking Him. And God will take a witness, a messenger, a soul-winner, and work in that person’s heart as well. And then God gets the two together. We call that divine providence. The Bible is full of those kinds of stories.

Think of a time during which you experienced the providence of God?
How might God be prompting you now to be used by Him in the life of another?


Ask God how He is calling you to act for Him today and then obey what He reveals to you.

Original: Adrian Rogers