THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18
Scripture: Matthew 1:5-6, Acts 13:22
Matthew 1:5-6 we are told, “Salmon begot Boaz by Rahab, Boaz begot Obed by Ruth, Obed begot Jesse, and Jesse begot David the king. David the king begot Solomon by her who had been the wife of Uriah.” In Christ’s genealogy we also read of the relationship of David and Bathsheba. We know what they went through, yet Scripture makes it very clear that these two stood before God blameless and they became a key part of the family of God. More than that, David is an example in the book of Acts for all of us as a man after God’s own heart. What is being revealed to us about blameless? When God says we are blameless, that wipes out all our past failures. That is the power of the Blood of Christ and we need to say yes to it without reservation. God chose people with weaknesses and faults who yielded to temptation but they all had hearts with enough humility to acknowledge their failures and follow God to the end of their destiny. They all believed God was bigger than their failures! Our daily repentance will keep us in awareness of our gift of blamelessness and keep us walking fearlessly toward all that Christ has!