Some sections of Scripture are immediately helpful…you can see the value right away. Other sections take a bit more digging. Let’s dig a little and see what we observe. The first thing I notice about this genealogy is that it is different from the account in Matthew’s gospel. Matthew’s account includes the leaders of Israel (many of which were unfaithful men) - it includes prostitutes - and it seems to go out of the way to point out things like the fact that the great King David actually had his son with another man’s wife. And Matthew starts at Abraham, a familiar starting point for his Jewish readers. But when we look at Luke’s account, we see many different names. We also see the lineage extending much further back in history. He goes back before Abraham to Adam, even to God himself. But these differences bring up two questions for me: How is this possible? I mean - the lists have different names in them? And perhaps more importantly, Why? What is Luke trying to tell us?
Branch Together brings Christians together to read the Bible every day. We know as Christians that we are called to "branch out" and reach the world around us, but first we must come "together" and develop habits that help us grow to be more like the people Jesus is calling us to be. So before we Branch Out, we Branch Together. Some people might call this Daily Devotions, or Quiet Time...whatever you call it, our videos kickstart your most important daily habit.
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Scripture quotations have been taken from the New Revised Standard Version, or the Christian Standard Bible.