Lord, I’ve always wondered why You meticulously recorded the events and names of people that seem so insignificant compared to what is going on in my life. But as I dig deeper into Your Word, You touch my heart and I begin to understand. You were thinking about me. You, who are all-knowing, want me to seek You and watch Your amazing plan and purpose unfold.

I see myself in Your blueprint as You teach me that Israel faced many trials, enjoyed life, and experienced peace through the circumstances and people You placed in their lives. I am astonished to discover that You chose a lowly shepherd boy to become Israel’s powerful king and established his throne forever, though the people didn’t really understanding what You were doing.

Little did they know. And little did I know until I studied Your Word that though David’s victorious reign prospered in his affection for You and truth, You were paving the way for another king from David’s ancestry whose power and rule would never end. Jesus. O Father God, Your records of the events and names of Your people lead to You. Your records shows me the lineage: “The record of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham” (Matthew 1:1 NASB). Through Your Son—Jesus, born of David’s royal line from the tribe of Judah—You, God, would finally resolve Your covenant promise of redemption. Opening wide the gates of salvation to every Jewish and Gentile soul that received Him, You established eternal hope for all of Your people from every tribe and nation. You established eternal hope and life for me!

Excerpt from I Seek Truth

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