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The ‘Roots’ of Christ

14 Dec

Some have accused Christians of always trying to paint a good picture of Christ. These people have even gone to the extreme of ‘exposing negative stories’ about Christ which they say Christians have always kept under the carpet.

However, this is a sad accusation because Christianity or the Bible does not hide anything about Christ including those incidents that seem embarrassing. Therefore, God willing, from this week, as we look forward to Christmas, we will dwell on the genealogy or the descendants of Christ whose life stories are not all that beautiful. These include Tamar who seduced her father-in-law,  Judah, to sleep with her, Rehab who was a prostitute, and Manasseh one of the most evil kings of Judah.

When we read and reflect on the life stories of these people, we are amazed at how God could allow such people to be the descendant of Jesus. It only confirms that God’s ways are not indeed our ways.

Furthermore, the stories of some of these descendants assure us that God’s grace is indeed amazing for it transforms sinners into saints.  These stories also show us that God is not limited or controlled by our sinfulness.  We might not be faithful, but He always remains faithful and he can accomplish his good will even through our unfaithfulness.  We might have evil intentions, but he overcomes them with his goodness.

 

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7 responses to “The ‘Roots’ of Christ

  1. Shelly

    December 14, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    So many of the heros in the Bible were flawed. It shows the power of the grace of God and how He is a God of transformation. If God can use people like David, Rahab and Paul, then He can use me too!

     
    • conmakhalira

      December 14, 2012 at 12:52 pm

      Amen Sis. We are all broken and dead before him but by His grace He turns us into His children and calls us to serve alongside. What an amazing grace. Thanks for visiting the blog and may God bless you.

       
  2. Rob Barkman

    December 15, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Very good posting and much needed. Lord bless you.

     
    • conmakhalira

      December 17, 2012 at 6:26 am

      Thanks Pastor Rob. May God bless you too.

       
  3. King King

    October 31, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    fantastic, very lovely oh! my God very interesting

     
    • conmakhalira

      October 31, 2015 at 3:19 pm

      You are welcome. To God alone be the glory!

       

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