Was Jesus from David’s Lineage?
For starters, I would like to state that the above question arises from human rational analysis of the Bible. In by no means I intend to question ones belief system but just to pass across thoughts that can enlighten our quest for knowledge.
According to the gospel of St Luke, Mary conceived through the power of the Holy Spirit. At that given time, Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, a descendant of David. No statement in reference to Mary’s lineage was stated hence it would be rational to assume she was not from David’s lineage.
Since Mary was not from David’s lineage, and Jesus was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, then it would be again rational to infer that Jesus was from Mary’s lineage. The only link to David’s lineage is through Jesus earthly father Joseph who had no involvement in the birth of Jesus Christ.
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Then, we can conclude that Jesus was from the lineage of David by association. This may have been necessitated by the need to fulfill the Old Testament prophecies which had stated that the Messiah would be a descendant of David.
Comparing with today’s world, association is a very thin line to link one to a family lineage. Most national laws would rule that Jesus was not from the lineage of David.
What this means for US!
Rather than looking at the above ideology as a discrepancy in the bible, we should view it as a confirmation of God’s mysterious ways of executing his plan.
Jesus Christ was sent to the world to bring the Grace of God. As the savior was associated to the lineage of David without any blood relations, so can you as one of His followers.
This means that salvation is for every single human being irrespective of religion, race or colour. David’s descendants were blessed by God hence their success and well being has been reserved for eternity. It is time that you should decide to associate yourself as one of David’s descendants and watch God work his miracle in your life.
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