Matthew 1:1 NASB
The record of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah,
the son of David, the son of Abraham
King James Bible
The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham
The family tree of Jesus makes it clear that God’s promises, right through sin, are gloriously fulfilled. Because what kind of people do we meet?
Named people? High-ranking?
Certainly, we come across people who’s name have a good sound to us.
But we also meet others.
Jacob: the deceiver par excellence.
Joram: the man who wouldn’t shy away from killing his own brothers in order to get in government.
Ahaz: the king who closed the temple and abolished the worship of God.
We would hide their names in our family tree.
That’s bad for your reputation.
Involuntarily it is said: Isn’t that one of them…?!
We would be ashamed of ourselves for such a family tree.
But God is not ashamed to proclaim that Jesus according to the flesh is the offspring of liars, idolaters, and murderers.
Matthew wants to make it clear: Jesus wanted to humble Himself so deeply. He wanted to be aligned with people around whom we would walk at a great distance.
What a comfort! You should never despair!
Whoever you are, Jesus is not ashamed of you!
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