Lessons from the Women in Jesus Genealogy

We’ve studied the five women mentioned in Jesus genealogy in the book of Matthew.  However, we’ve learned that none of them were perfect and they all had choices to make.

God used all of these women to give us Jesus and in the process he taught us about faith, hope and love

God used all of these women to give us Jesus and in the process he taught us about faith, hope and love

  1. We don’t have to be perfect—none of these women were perfect. After all, we have an adulterer, harlot, and foreigner among the women in Jesus family history.
  2. Our consequences may be for His glory—each of these women had a choice. Some did not make what we classify as the “right choice.”  There were children born out of wedlock by two of these women.  However, what would have happened to history if they had made the “politically correct” choice?
  3. God’s plan will be carried out—God knows all and works things out to His glory. We don’t always see it or understand it at times, but He sees the bigger picture we are unable to see.
  4. God can use anyone for His glory– When Tamar felt hopeless, Rahab was less than desirable, Ruth was a foreigner and Bathsheba was married to someone else, and Mary was a teenage girl their place in history seemed unlikely. However, God used them for His glory.
  5. God uses women that fear Him—this is not an I’m scared fear, but a healthy fear in God’s mighty power.

What lessons have you learned from the women of Jesus genealogy?