Today’s Devotional Tidbit – May 2, 2006
Genealogy – Does it Matter?
Reading through the first four books of the New Testament is difficult at times. My wife and I are embarking on this journey again this month. I encourage you to do the same. In doing so, one of the more difficult readings is the first chapter of Matthew. When I was in preaching school someone asked a professor if the genealogy of Jesus could be skipped since it wasn’t that important. That professor almost had a cow. One of the most amazing things found in the genealogy of Jesus is that Rahab, a gentile prostitute is found to be an ancestor of Jesus. For His purpose, God has used people in the redemptive story of Jesus Christ that we today would never have thought of using. Any one we look at today, no matter how undesirable they may seem, is valuable to God and can be used by Him to accomplish His purpose. God can do as he sees fit and sees fit to love everyone.
Yours in Christ,