Jesus’ Family Tree

2 Jan

God’s Word: Matthew 1

God’s Message to Me: (My interpretation of what God is saying to me through these verses)

Your family tree carries the history of your family but it doesn’t determine your destiny.  Each generation makes its own choices—for good or ill.  For the person who loves Me and looks to Me for guidance, even in their failures, I will make all things work together for good.  The family tree of Jesus was not made up of perfect people.  There were liars, cheaters, wife stealers, selfish people, and the whole gamut of sins.   Jesus did not let his ancestry determine his destiny.  He chose a destiny to live and die for others sake.

Joseph, the man I chose to be the husband of Mary, Jesus mother, was handpicked by Me, based upon the choices he made in life—not because of his heritage.  He was a good man I knew would care for and train Jesus in His growing up years.  Joseph chose his destiny when he believed the angel I sent in a dream.  The message he received was not an easy one to swallow.  “His girlfriend was pregnant with a Spirit-conceived son.”

Rather than dismiss the dream, and Mary as his intended, he did exactly what the angel commanded him to do.  He married Mary but did not consummate the marriage until Jesus was born.  Mary gave birth to Jesus while still a virgin.  The angel even gave Joseph the name for the baby—“Jesus—meaning ‘God saves.’”  Loved one—I orchestrated the writing of the Bible as the family tree of humanity.  As you read and heed you will come face to face with Jesus, My Son, was sent to bring you salvation.

God’s Question for Me: What destiny are you choosing for your life?

God’s Promise to Me: To those who choose to align their destiny with My higher purposes for their life—there is joy unspeakable and full of glory.

My Prayer to God:

I praise You for Your Word that gives us wisdom in choosing our destiny.

I am sorry that I so often ignore Your wisdom and make foolish choices.

Thank You for the forgiveness Jesus died to cover over the faults of my choices.

Help me to daily align my life with your purposes for living and live in victory, come what may.

My Song to God:  Face to Face  by Carrie E Breck 1898

  1. Face to face with Christ, my Savior,
    Face to face—what will it be,
    When with rapture I behold Him,
    Jesus Christ who died for me?

    • Refrain:
      Face to face I shall behold Him,
      Far beyond the starry sky;
      Face to face in all His glory,
      I shall see Him by and by!
  2. Only faintly now I see Him,
    With the darkened veil between,
    But a blessed day is coming,
    When His glory shall be seen.

    • Refrain:
      Face to face I shall behold Him,
      Far beyond the starry sky;
      Face to face in all His glory,
      I shall see Him by and by!
  3. What rejoicing in His presence,
    When are banished grief and pain;
    Death is swallowed up in vict’ry,
    And the dark things shall be plain.

    • Refrain:
      Face to face I shall behold Him,
      Far beyond the starry sky;
      Face to face in all His glory,
      I shall see Him by and by!
  4. Face to face—oh, blissful moment!
    Face to face—to see and know;
    Face to face with my Redeemer,
    Jesus Christ who loves me so.

    • Refrain:
      Face to face I shall behold Him,
      Far beyond the starry sky;
      Face to face in all His glory,
      I shall see Him by and by!
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One Response to “Jesus’ Family Tree”

  1. Crystal dittman January 2, 2013 at 10:55 am #

    I love how you put this.

    Like

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