Yes, Even You

Note that four non-Jewish women are listed in Matthew’s genealogy of Jesus (See Matthew 1:1-17)

And also note that Tamar was ‘technically’ a prostitute.

When Judah saw her, he thought she was a prostitute, for she had covered her face. Not realizing that she was his daughter-in-law, he went over to her by the roadside and said, “Come now, let me sleep with you.” (Genesis 38:15, NIV)

Rahab was a prostitute.

Then Joshua, son of Nun sent two spies. “Go, look over the land,” he said, “especially Jericho.” They went, entered the house of a prostitute named Rahab and stayed there. (Joshua 2:1, NIV)

Bathsheba was an adulteress.

David sent someone to find out about her. The man said, “She is Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam and the wife of Uriah the Hittite.” (2 Samuel 11:1, NIV)

Ruth was a Moabite, dark-skinned and foreign.

Now Elimelek, Naomi’s husband, died, and she was left with her two sons. They married Moabite women, one named Orpah, and the other Ruth. (Ruth 1:3, NIV)

So where does that leave us?  Sinful, foreign, skin color unknown…Welcome to Jesus, just like everyone else. Our differences never can hold us back from worshipping Christ.

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