DAY 251 OF 365 IN 2021


Matthew 1:6 and Jesse the father of King David. David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah’s wife,

Most people tend to see their particular situations as the worst in comparison with that of everybody else. But today, if we wish to truly compare, we will come to the realisation that our situations still pales in comparison to that of others. As the ultimate yardstick, we use Jesus.

You could have a checkered history, a past you are not proud of or a family even embarrassed to be associated with you. But beloved, however strange this may sound, that history and past, all the many imperfections seemingly evident in your bloodline all pale in comparison to that of Jesus. His genealogy gives us an idea of how in spite of the many challenges and setbacks that came the beset His children, God still found an opportunity to include them in His eternal plan.

The long list presented today contains some very interesting personalities, some we can easily refer to as ‘sketchy’. It contains the names of heroes, patriarchs and ‘stangers’, many characters about whom we know close to nothing about. Two names are a pick of the bunch: Rahab, a known harlot, and Bathsheba. The latter’s name isn’t even mentioned directly with many versions of scripture referring to Solomon in this genealogy as ‘the son of Uriah’s wife’.

In effect, this bloodline of Jesus therefore had a mixture of some amazing figures of faith and some others the world would refer to as ‘not belonging to that list’. Nonetheless, only one title stands out: ‘the genealogy of Jesus Christ‘. Therefore, although his name is the last to be mentioned, all the records of the past, the wrongs of the past, all the imperfections; are insignificant because they have been perfected by the perfect name and the excellency of Jesus.

So stop looking at that checkered history of yours, and embrace the perfection of Jesus.


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