Lazaroo – Saturday, September 4, 2010

Sep 04, 2010 I Lazaroo.

Pray the words of this Lazaroo aloud, in stunned wonder:

“…though Judah was the strongest of his brothers and a ruler came from him, the rights of the firstborn belonged to Joseph…”
(1 Chronicles 5:2)

Of the 12 sons of Jacob

why did a ruler come from Judah?

Yes, he was stronger than them all

but as a middle child –
the fourth son of the wife his father didn’t love –
he had no claim on a firstborn’s right to rule his brothers.

Nor did he earn that right by clean living.

He was so jealous of his younger brother Joseph
that he sold him to foreigners as a slave

and made his father think his favorite son
had been killed by a wild animal.

He had sex with a woman he thought was a prostitute
only to learn he had impregnated his daughter-in-law.

And yet, Jesus, the ruler who came from this deeply flawed man

and their child

was You.

Genesis 29:31-35; Genesis 37:17-36; Genesis 38:1-30; Deuteronomy 21:15-17; 2 Kings 3:27; Matthew 1:1-16; Romans 8:29; Revelation 5:1-5

What is Lazaroo?

Take Me Deeper

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

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  2. Jeff Says:

    It’s humbling and encouraging to know that the Lord uses deeply flawed individuals to accomplish His will. What an example from Judah’s life to know that we too can be used for God’s greater purposes

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