Contributed on Nov 18, 2010
The inclusion of Tamar in the genealogy of Jesus demonstrates that, even when we find ourselves in a sinful situation because of our desperation, God is still willing to include us into His family line.
Contributed on Nov 25, 2010
Rahab teaches the Israelites a truth they should have learnt 40 years earlier. When you fear instead of trusting in the promises of God you will find yourself missing out on the full freedom that a relationship with God can give.
Contributed on Dec 1, 2010
Logically Ruth should not be in the genealogy of Jesus. As a Moabite she is from a despised nation and the only person seeking to be an example to her is Naomi - a woman who is bitter and angry at God. Yet God moves in myseterious ways to include Ruth.
Contributed on Dec 11, 2010
We live in a world where abuse and injustice occur. Through the story of Bathsheba we see that God is able to bring healing to all victims by including them into His family.
Contributed on Dec 14, 2010
Despite being the Mother of Jesus we get the feeling that Mary was quite an ordinary person. Yet, when the angel appeared to her, she has an extraordinary response of faith. Our call is to know that Jesus brings ordinary people into His family.