The last several years, discovering one’s ancestors and genealogy have become increasingly hot pursuits. But it’s not just a recent topic of interest. Genealogy is an important topic in the Bible, as seen in the first verse of the first chapter of the first book of the New Testament. Matthew 1:1 states, “The record of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham.” Just in case someone might doubt Jesus’s rightful place as heir to King David’s throne, His lineage is recorded for the next twenty-five verses. Yes, Jesus is the Son of God, but He is also the Son of David. Among the many important implications are that He knows what it is to live in human skin – to need a nap, to feel tears roll down His cheek, and to thirst as He hung on the cross. Jesus’s genealogy is well proved and we will one day see Him sitting on His throne.
Son of David, we praise You for willingly leaving Your heavenly home to put on flesh and live among us. We love and adore You.
“The record of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham:” Matthew 1:1