The Genealogy of Jesus
Please Read: Matthew 1:1-17
These first seventeen verses are a kind of preface into the life of Christ. The Messiah had been promised for forty-two generations before He made His arrival. Everything was planned by God to bring the Christ-child into existence under just the right circumstances to accomplish the plan of salvation for mankind.
God used every single person named in this passage, from Abraham to Joseph, to accomplish His will and bring about Jesus Christ who would save us from our sin. The Jews patiently waited for the King of Kings to make His entry into our world and the Messiah wasn’t exactly what the Jews had expected but He was just what God had been promising all along.