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Thursday, December 1, 2011

12/2/11- Messiah of Judah's Line

12/2/11 Day 6- Light the first candle- Jesus was prophesied to be Of the Tribe of Judah

10 The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until he to whom it belongs shall come and the obedience of the nations shall be his. (Genesis 49:10)

Jesus the son of…33 Amminadab, the son of Ram, the son of Hezron, the son of Perez, the son of Judah (Lk. 3:33)

14 For it is clear that our Lord descended from Judah (Hebrews 7:14a)

(Judah and Tamar- Emile Jean Horace Vernet 1840)

Thoughts: Judah was a strong tribe, but the patriarch of the tribe, Judah, was not a consistent and loyal son. Judah was the one who got his brothers to sell Joseph instead of kill him (Gen. 37:26,27). Judah had his bad moments with Tamar and the prostitute (Gen. 38). However, he insured Benjamin’s safety with his own life (Gen. 43:9). God takes us, strong yet weak; loyal yet unfaithful and makes us better people by His Holy Spirit. Sometimes God chooses us despite who we are for His great purposes. 

Prayer: By your grace, Lord, take me as I am and change me for the better.

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