“Salmon fathered Boaz by Rahab, Boaz fathered Obed by Ruth, Obed fathered Jesse, and Jesse fathered King David. Then David fathered Solomon by Uriah’s wife,”

Matthew 1:5-6 HCSB


These two verses stand out to me out of the lineage of Jesus because it points out Jesus’ earthly lineage had some less than ideal circumstances. First, Boaz was fathered through Rahab, who was a prostitute. Second, Solomon was fathered by Uriah’s wife. In other words, not the most ideal of situations, especially considering that David essentially had Uriah killed so he could be with Bathsheba.

Proof that God is above our past, our history. God Himself used a less than perfect lineage to manifest Himself in the world!

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