The Lineage of Christ: A message to the Fallen
Five women are mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus. Four of them, according to the law, were disqualified from being a part of the chosen race, but the fifth, his mother, conceived a child in a supernatural manner. It was the child conceived in her that sanctified all the failures of the past.
There is no greater message to those whose lifestyle declares, “I am unworthy” than the message of the four women who were mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus. Let’s look at them:
- The first is Tamar, who posed as a prostitute and seduced her father-in-law, Judah, in order to bear a child.
- The second is Rahab, the one called “harlot” in the book of Joshua. She is the one who hid the spies in Jericho.
- The third is Ruth, king David’s grandmother. She was the Moabite daughter-in-law of Naomi.
- The fourth is Bathsheba, Solomon’s mother. She is the one whose husband David had killed to cover his sin with her.
Even before the fall of man God had a plan to restore him. No one has fallen so far, or sinned so grievously that the love of God and the blood of Christ cannot reach them. A passage in Romans tells it more plainly than any other: “God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).
Prayer: Thank you for grace. I was fallen, but in my fallen state I reached out and you reached down to me. Thank you. In Jesus name, amen.
Message: No one has fallen so far, or sinned so grievously that the love of God and the blood of Christ cannot reach them. Romans5:8, “God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners Christ died for us.”
Affirmation: The love of God reaches through all of my sin to grant me the opportunity to be reconciled to God, renewed, restored.
Reflection: Today gives some thought to the idea that God has shown himself to be the giver of second chances then think about how that applies to you.