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Oct 25, 2014 1476
“Jesus Christ … whose ancestors were Tamar … Rahab … Ruth … and Uriah’s wife” ([tippy title=”Matthew 1:3-6″ class=”” showheader=”true” href=”” width=”450″ height=”200″]3 Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar, Perez the father of Hezron, Hezron the father of Ram, 4 Ram the father of Amminadab, Amminadab the father of Nahshon, Nahshon the father of Salmon, 5 Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab, Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth, Obed the father of Jesse, 6 and Jesse the father of King David. David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah’s wife,[/tippy]).
Like Jesus, you may not have an honourable ancestry. But while you may have nothing to boast about in your forebears, like Jesus, you are still eligible to be chosen as a child of God. Your past is of little consequence to God because Jesus dealt with that on the Cross; his primary interest is your present and future.
Don’t cling to your past, whether inherited or cultivated, distant or near; give it to God. He says, “I have swept away your offences like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you” ([tippy title=”Isaiah 44:22″ class=”” showheader=”true” href=”” width=”450″ height=”100″]22 I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you.”[/tippy]). A future beyond your wildest dreams will be yours if you do as he says.