Studying The Ancients | 03

AUTHOR: Holy Scripture

READ:

Read or listen to Matthew 1:1–17.

An account of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham:

Abraham fathered Isaac,

Isaac fathered Jacob,

Jacob fathered Judah and his brothers,

Judah fathered Perez and Zerah by Tamar,

Perez fathered Hezron,

Hezron fathered Aram,

Aram fathered Amminadab,

Amminadab fathered Nahshon,

Nahshon fathered Salmon,

Salmon fathered Boaz by Rahab,

Boaz fathered Obed by Ruth,

Obed fathered Jesse,

and Jesse fathered King David.

David fathered Solomon by Uriah’s wife,

Solomon fathered Rehoboam,

Rehoboam fathered Abijah,

Abijah fathered Asa,

Asa fathered Jehoshaphat,

Jehoshaphat fathered Joram,

Joram fathered Uzziah,

Uzziah fathered Jotham,

Jotham fathered Ahaz,

Ahaz fathered Hezekiah,

Hezekiah fathered Manasseh,

Manasseh fathered Amon,

Amon fathered Josiah,

and Josiah fathered Jeconiah and his brothers

at the time of the exile to Babylon.

After the exile to Babylon

Jeconiah fathered Shealtiel,

Shealtiel fathered Zerubbabel,

Zerubbabel fathered Abiud,

Abiud fathered Eliakim,

Eliakim fathered Azor,

Azor fathered Zadok,

Zadok fathered Achim,

Achim fathered Eliud,

Eliud fathered Eleazar,

Eleazar fathered Matthan,

Matthan fathered Jacob,

and Jacob fathered Joseph the husband of Mary,

who gave birth to Jesus who is called the Messiah.

So all the generations from Abraham to David were fourteen generations; and from David until the exile to Babylon, fourteen generations; and from the exile to Babylon until the Messiah, fourteen generations.

The written Scripture is CSB, however, the audio Scripture is ESV.

FOCUS:

Take time to slowly read and reflect on these statements from followers of Christ from the past and from the present. How do these statements connect with the Scriptures we have studied this week?


“Above all, as the most excellent and by far the greatest work of his intelligence, with his holy and faultless hands he formed humankind as a representation of his own image. For thus spoke God: ‘Let us make humankind in our image and likeness.’ And God created humankind; male and female he created them.” Clement of Rome (95/96 AD)

PRAY:

Take a moment to reflect on all that God has been teaching you this week. How has he used the people around you, the work you have accomplished (or not accomplished), and the Scripture you have read to teach you about himself? Ask God to use those lessons to continue to shape and form you into his image.

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