Would you be able to guess one of my new year's resolutions?
You guessed correctly if you said I want to share my blogs consistently!! :)
Another goal is to meditate on this Word of God. It would be awesome to finish the Bible in one year, but I need more quality time with this amazing Word, this Word of life, rather than to press on to finish it entirely in one year.
I am studying the book of Matthew, and I was reading the geneology of Jesus in the first chapter. I was reading in the New King James version, and the name Rahab is Rachab. For a moment I was confused, thinking wasn't this the prostitute from Jericho? And then I did a little more research to confirm that she indeed was here in Jesus' geneology! Not only was she listed but three other females, when normally the males are only mentioned in geneologies.
Yet to me this is just further testimony of how the Lord identifies with us sinners in his birth, life, and death and resurrection. In those days it was common for some Jewish men to pray and thank God they were not Gentiles, not slaves, and not women. And Jesus came to change the position of women in the New Covenant. No matter the past of these four women mentioned in Matthew 1, when Jesus came to seek and save, he came for the broken. He truly transforms the broken into beautiful vessels.
I pray that His peace and grace abides on each of you. Know his everlasting love for you! No matter the mistakes of 2014, ask God to help you move forward in 2015 to fulfill his great purpose in your life. God bless you in 2015!