Matthew 1:1-17. of Jesus. The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil . (Genesis 2:9).
The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. (Genesis 2:9)
A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. (Isaiah 11:1)
This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham. (1:1)
Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers ... (2)
A was the father of B.
B was the father of C.
whose mother was Tamar. (3)
Hezronthe father of Ram,
Ram the father of Amminadab,
Amminadabthe father of Nahshon,
Nahshonthe father of Salmon.
Boaz the father of Obed,whose mother was Ruth.
David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah’s wife.
Rehoboamthe father of Abijah, Abijahthe father of Asa, Asathe father of Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat the father of Jehoram, Jehoramthe father of Uzziah, Uzziahthe father of Jotham, Jothamthe father of Ahaz, Ahazthe father of Hezekiah, Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, Mnassehthe father of Amon, Amon the father of Josiah, and Josiah the father of Jeconiahand his brothers at the time of the exile to Babylon. (7-11)
Jeconiahwas the father of Shealtiel, Shealtielthe father of Zerubbabel, Zerubbabelthe father of Abihud, Abihudthe father of Eliakim, Eliakimthe father of Azor, Azorthe father of Zadok, Zadokthe father of Akim, Akimthe father of Elihud, Elihudthe father of Eleazar, Eleazarthe father of Matthan, Matthanthe father of Jacob... (12-15)
... and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, and Mary was the mother of Jesus who is called the Messiah. (16)
God’s purposes are not thwarted by our humanity, however weak and wayward it may be.
more often than not,
in spite of us.