WEDNESDAY, MAY 16
Scripture: Matthew 1:1-3
In Matthew 1:1-3 we are given the genealogy of Christ. And it says in verses 1-3, “The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham: Abraham begot Isaac, Isaac begot Jacob, and Jacob begot Judah and his brothers. Judah begot Perez and Zerah by Tamar, Perez begot Hezron, and Hezron begot Ram.” Where was God for Tamar? God thought enough of Tamar and of her faith and of her willingness to obey that she ends up in the lineage of Christ. Tamar was chosen! Who does God look for to choose? Not many wise, not many mighty, He chooses the poor to be rich in faith. God likes people who are willing to stand up for Him. Tamar did and she’s included in the lineage of the Messiah! That is the God we serve. When we choose to stand for Christ – God acknowledges us!