The Begat-itudes

Bible Reading: Matthew 1:1-17
Author: Robert G. Farmer (Georgia, USA)
Friday 15 December 2017

There they are, all 44 of them—some tall, some short, some Jewish, some Gentile, some righteous, some not—but one thing in particular united them all: they were all in the lineage of Jesus.

How can that be? One is even from Moab! One is an adulterer and murderer! And what about that Canaanite prostitute? She’s there too.

So what does all this tell us? Surely God can use anyone to accomplish his perfect will.

This powerful truth tells me that I do not have to be tall to be useful to God. I do not have to be strong or attractive to be chosen for work in his kingdom. I don’t even have to be exceptionally smart. If I trust and obey, God can do anything through me.

May we all strive to live for Jesus and not ourselves so that our lives will clearly say, ‘My God can do anything through anyone, because he is Lord of all!’

Prayer: Lord of all, help me to keep my eyes on you and to be obedient. May all your purposes come to pass in my life. Amen

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I am deaf with C.I. - basic BSL, want to learn more. Go to Bridgwater and Weston Super Mare signing church. Have met Gill several times. I think this is a wonderful!! My kind friend Astrid sent me this from Bristol - she has cycled round the world in 2 years - a magical feat! I found life difficult when becoming deaf and decided to make it more `visible` by making BSL jewellery. I have sold some and donate to BSL bible translation, so it is lovely to have this and I will tell my friends about it. JN