Today as I walked I was listening to the Bible and starting the book of Matthew. Now Matthew, to the annoyance of many, starts with a genealogy.
Are you one of those people who skip genealogies?
Here’s what hit me today. In Matthew 1:6b I heard this “And David was the father of Solomon by the wife of Uriah.” Now I knew this, but it struck me, and immediately connected to “Salmon the father of Boaz by Rahab” (v 5).
What’s so important about this?
Well, this is the genealogy of Jesus, supposed to be the Messiah, the King of Kings. And we are see these items in his ancestry detailed. The Bible writers did not tend to whitewash the difficult parts of the story. Indeed, they emphasize the many questionable moments in the story of redemption.
It is the story of redemption, after all!