Jesus’ lineage wasn’t perfect. It consisted of a deceiver (Jacob) and an adulterer (David), among many others that had made bad decisions or chosen sinful lifestyles. Also hundreds of years of his ancestors’ lives were spent in captivity.

What does this say to us? To me it says that Jesus wants to take the broken, shamed and helpless to use them for his glory. Before Christ even stepped down onto earth he had already painted a picture of what he would offer to mankind: forgiveness, mercy and grace.

Scripture taken from:

Matthew 1:1-17