1 Chronicles 2: Genealogy of David

(55 verses, 5:00 to read)


What I am about to READ

1 Chronicles 2 continues to trace the lineage of King David, from Israel (Jacob)


This chapter is a lot of names, but the line of Jesus comes from this list of names.  This is an important point to remember as you read this chapter, for in this line are sinners of the greatest degree, even unclean gentiles.  The writer of Chronicles (often called the Chronicler) does not gloss over the fact that the line of David is not at all pure in terms of blood line, or the fact that many of these people were begotten in sinful circumstances.

According to this chapter there is in the line of David (and thus Jesus) Bath-shua who was a Canaanite and not a Jew (vs. 2). The Chronicler also mentions Judah’s incestuous affair with Tamar, his daughter-in-law.  The patriarchs of the Faith are not glorified in the Holy Scriptures as perfect, faultless individuals, but those who were indeed broken sinners who needed the mercy of God in Christ Jesus.

The line contained in this chapter will eventually be traced to King David, who is the center of the book of Chronicles.  David’s Son and David’s Lord – Jesus, unlike his earthly progenitor will rule a kingdom without end.


Lord Jesus, you did not spurn to become a man and take on our flesh.  You even came into the world from a blood line which although descended from your servant David, was marred with scandal, sin, and evil.  By this your humility is known.  You have come to heal our brokenness and carry our burdens.  Help us to realize this and trust you all the more.  Amen.


Pr. Ross





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