Thursday, December 3, 2009

Not a King, a Singer Nor a Warrior

Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy scriptures, the gospel concerning this Son, who was descended from David, according to the flesh, and was declared to be Son of God with power according to the spirit of holiness by resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord ..." Romans 1: 1-4 NRSV

Paul claims that Jesus was a descendant of King David according to the flesh.

In the Gospels of Luke and Matthew, Jesus' lineage back to David is actually traced through Joseph. Matthew gives a geneology while Luke says that Joseph returns to the city of David as that is where his family was originally from. More signifcantly, both gospels tell the story of Christ's birth in the city of Bethlehem.

Jesus was not born a son of Herod or any of his family.

Jesus was not born into the families of Annas, Caiaphus or any of Aaron's priestly descendents.

Jesus was born into the family of David.

Is there significance in terms of being a warrior? No.

Is there significance in terms of being a singer and song writer? No.

Is there significance in terms of being a king? Only in a Spiritual sense.

Is there significance of being a man after God's own heart (see I Samuel 16:7) ? Definitely.

God, Jesus was truly a man after your own heart. Thank you for the gift of Jesus. Help me to be a person after your own heart. In His name. Amen.

Question for the day: How much are you living as a person who is after God's heart?

Copyright 2009 Amelia G. Sims

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