Have you ever research your family tree? I had a great-great grandfather who fought in the Civil War. Another was a tailor and another built several churches in his state. Many were pioneers in the early history of America and came from different countries.
What if you discovered that there were more than a few skeletons in your closet; like a murderer, a child molester, an adulterer, a thief? We all have someone of questionable integrity in our ancestry- people we’d like to forget about or keep hidden from public notice.
Even though His true Father was sinless and so was He, there were those in Jesus’ human genealogy that were way less than perfect. I think that must be why there are so many begats in the Bible. It’s important for us to know that Jesus was not only true God, but also a man – just like us. His family included murderers (Cain,) adulterers (David,) prostitutes (Rahab,) and other sinners. He also made it His purpose in life to minister to sinners, the scum of the earth, the neediest of us all.
Because He took on human nature, He felt the full impact of sin without actually sinning Himself. God’s covenant with man was perfect. He gave Himself as the lamb without blemish to take away the sin of the world.
That perfect union between God and man was restored when Jesus lived as a servant as an example for us and took all our troubles, cares and sins upon His own back . Through His death, our sin and guilt also perished. Through His unselfish act, He proved His Godhead by returning to life on the third day. He laid the path for our resurrection and eternal life. His sacrifice guarantees all believers a place in His family. Halleluiah!