February 13, 2015

Today you should read: 1 Chronicles 3

God promised that a king would come from David’s lineage that would one day rule forever. In today’s passage we see David’s descendants down through Solomon and Jehoiachin and on down to the sons of Elioenai. When you read this ancestry at first it doesn’t seem like much of a big deal but then, when we look at Matthew 1 we see its significance.

1 This is a record of the ancestors of Jesus the Messiah, a descendant of David and of Abraham
2 Abraham was the father of Isaac.
Isaac was the father of Jacob.
Jacob was the father of Judah and his brothers.
3 Judah was the father of Perez and Zerah (whose mother was Tamar).
Perez was the father of Hezron.
Hezron was the father of Ram.[b]
4 Ram was the father of Amminadab.
Amminadab was the father of Nahshon.
Nahshon was the father of Salmon.
5 Salmon was the father of Boaz (whose mother was Rahab).
Boaz was the father of Obed (whose mother was Ruth).
Obed was the father of Jesse.
6 Jesse was the father of King David.
David was the father of Solomon (whose mother was Bathsheba, the widow of Uriah).
7 Solomon was the father of Rehoboam.
Rehoboam was the father of Abijah.
Abijah was the father of Asa.[c]
8 Asa was the father of Jehoshaphat.
Jehoshaphat was the father of Jehoram.[d]
Jehoram was the father[e] of Uzziah.
9 Uzziah was the father of Jotham.
Jotham was the father of Ahaz.
Ahaz was the father of Hezekiah.
10 Hezekiah was the father of Manasseh.
Manasseh was the father of Amon.[f]
Amon was the father of Josiah.
11 Josiah was the father of Jehoiachin[g] and his brothers (born at the time of the exile to Babylon).
12 After the Babylonian exile:
Jehoiachin was the father of Shealtiel.
Shealtiel was the father of Zerubbabel.
13 Zerubbabel was the father of Abiud.
Abiud was the father of Eliakim.
Eliakim was the father of Azor.
14 Azor was the father of Zadok.
Zadok was the father of Akim.
Akim was the father of Eliud.
15 Eliud was the father of Eleazar.
Eleazar was the father of Matthan.
Matthan was the father of Jacob.
16 Jacob was the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary.
Mary gave birth to Jesus, who is called the Messiah.

Our passage today takes us nearly through all of the genealogy of Jesus stopping just a few generations short. I used to get so bored reading genealogies in the Bible until one day I heard a message on this one in Matthew 1 and how the genealogies in the Bible are a beautiful picture of God’s faithfulness and are more about the timeline of God’s story of redemption than about a family tree. So next time you read a genealogy in the Bible Remember it as a testament to God’s grace and a mile marker in the journey that is God’s story.

Posted by: Robbie Byrd

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Author: cpclexington

Lexington & Richmond KY

One thought on “February 13, 2015”

  1. So any clue as to why it’s Joseph’s genealogy that is recorded instead of Mary’s? I’m intrigued that God chooses to be so specific with the bloodline of Joseph with very little mention of Joseph thereafter. I’m not lessening Joseph’s responsibilities in the story…they are definitely significant, just find this detail a bit interesting. Would appreciate further discussion…

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