As a followup to the story of David I posted yesterday, 'Small Beginnings,' I thought I would re-post some comments from last Christmas. We look at Joseph, Mary's husband, and his relationship to David.
Here's the post from last year:
Have you ever wondered why Joseph lineage traced back to David? I mean, after all, he had no “blood in the game” so to speak. Jesus was "seed of the woman." Joseph was Jesus’ step-father.
I’ve heard it taught that Joseph’s lineage was what give Jesus right to the throne, but wouldn’t there have to be blood for that to be true?
His kingly blood came from momma Mary.
Joseph’s part was not one of blood.
Joseph had one very important part of the puzzle. His lineage took them back to that little town of Bethlehem.
Micah foretold an eternal ruler’s beginning.
"But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,Too little to be among the clans of Judah,From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel.His goings forth are from long ago,From the days of eternity." - Micah 5:2 NASB
The census decreed by Caesar in the fullness of Mary’s pregnancy required them to go to her husband’s ancestral home town for the counting.
It amazes me. Decade upon decade I’ve read these accounts of our Lord’s birth, and yet every reading exposes another layer. How complex and complete is our Lord’s mastery of time and events! I do so love You Lord.
Thanks for coming by.