Hello everyone, forgive me for my long silence. I’m beginning to sound like a broken record but really I’m sorry. I have been busy working on my second book, a Novel. That will soon be out, and bet me you will love it. Now let’s get to the article for today.
I decided not too long ago that I wanted to read the whole of the New Testament again because I needed refreshing of God’s Word. You know you don’t eat food only once or twice, you eat food always, else you will just dry up.
So this morning I started with the book of Matthew. Today will actually be the first time I will settle down to read the first half of the first chapter; the half that talks about genealogy.
I know I’m not the only one that just sweeps through genealogies, but 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NKJV) says All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
I have always thought reading genealogies was boring but today for some reason I decided to read everything. And to be honest, I was presently surprised that I learned a thing or two which I decided to share with you guys.
Please follow me closely.
As I was reading the genealogy of Jesus Christ, I discovered some names which in my opinion are notable in history but were omitted.
For example, in Matthew 1 vs 2 it is written, “Isaac begot Jacob” now we all know that Jacob wasn’t the only child of Isaac, there’s Esau but his name is not mentioned. We can argue that it’s because Esau had nothing to do with the bloodline of Jesus, so it makes sense to omit his name but we see in the next line, “Jacob begot Judah and his brothers”.
Judah’s brothers were important their names were mentioned, but Esau left out?
Esau is not the only name missing in the history; there are many more, with one or two exceptions these are the names of persons of little or no note. The later ones were persons altogether obscure and insignificant.
Do you know what that line spoke to me?
That I will not pass through life just existing, go to school, get married, have kids, grow old and die. I want my life to make a meaning that when I die generations unborn will always hear about my life.
The prayer I prayed was Lord let my existence not be inconsequential to history.
Then the Lord asked me what do you want to do with your life? That’s a question that made me think really hard about my life. Knowing what you want to achieve with your life will affect everything you do. The friends you keep, the clothes you wear, the places you go, the type of things you say, do etc.
Right from a young age, I have never wanted to live an ordinary life. I don’t want to just exist on the surface of the earth, die and be forgotten.
I was re engineered today to live intentionally and generationally, so I’m challenging you too, don’t just exist and occupy space, live to impact lives and live so that your impact would be felt.
You were made for so much more.
Thank you for reading.
The part two (2) of what I learned from Matthew chapter 1 would be posted tomorrow.