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Friday, December 2, 2011

12/3/11- Messiah of Jesse's Line

12/3/11- Day 7- Light the first candle- Jesus was prophesied to be Of the Line of Jesse

1 A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. 2 The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him— the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the LORD— 3 and he will delight in the fear of the LORD. He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes,
or decide by what he hears with his ears; 4 but with righteousness he will judge the needy, (Isaiah 11:1-3)
This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham: …
5 Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab, Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth, Obed the father of Jesse, 6 and Jesse the father of King David. (Matthew 1)
(Jesse Tree- Hove England)

Thoughts: The name Jesse means “God exists.”  The existence of God in human form was to come through Jesse’s line.  He was the grandson of Boaz and Ruth (from the Book of Ruth).  He had eight sons- most bigger and older than David, but the Lord chose David through Samuel.  Samuel had chosen Saul previously in part because of his height, but David is chosen not because of his looks but because God called him.  So Isaiah says it may look like Israel is cut off- just a stump- but out of the stump will come a greater and stronger shoot.  God does not care about human appearances, in fact He often works despite appearances. So we should not seek to value others simply on how they appear on the outside. God exists even when we do not see Him. 

Prayer: Help me to walk by faith, Lord, and not by sight. 

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