The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Matthew 1:1
As a new convert, reading, genealogy was very dull for me. I remember I would skip those passages as much as I come across them. You know, when the whole text is full of John gave birth to Jack, A begat B, F was the mother of G, and then you wonder what revelation God wants to show you from that. It really sounds like that, but the fact still remains that these things are written in the word of God.
One crucial thing about genealogy is that it helps to show the family tree. You get to know the sequence of birth that had taken place in your family. Moses had his genealogy, Abraham, David, Isaac, and even Jesus did. Every living being birthed from somewhere and hence they must have a genealogy. As believers (sons of God), our genealogy is unique. We have the same source, and we all are born into the family of God.
Once a man is being born again, he has been adopted by God the Father through Jesus by receiving the spirit of God. By this, we are called the sons of God, we are spiritually birthed to be His child, and that installs an unbroken consciousness of royalty in us. The implication if this is that we are not a member of a family here on earth, but we now have an inheritance in the Kingdom of God. How do you feel about this? Let us live like God’s children, following the example of Jesus to be kind, gentle, and forgiving – never forgetting that we are children of the Creator of the Universe. Romans 8:14 says, “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.”
1. Thank you, Lord, for the privilege to be among the called children of God.
2. Help me to represent you well on earth Father. Align me with your will and cast not your spirit out of me.
3. Lord, reawaken my spirit with a passion for Your Word.