Until Shiloh comes.
“Therefore Pilate said to Him, ‘So You are a king?’ Jesus answered, ‘You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.'” (John 18:37)
Working forward with a perfectly ordered plan, carried out through a family tree, God recorded forty-two generations. Shown are the lives from Abraham to Christ so that we would see the fulfillment of God’s promises to bless or chastise the children of Israel. Lacking reason to doubt God’s words through His prophets, even those words not yet understood, our search for answers is to seek God’s glory.
Were there kings who held Judah’s scepter for nearly six-hundred years after the end of the David’s dynasty? According to the blessing of a father to a son there would always be a ruler until Shiloh comes. And what nations came from Ephraim, whom ceased to be a prople? Will we discover this legend of kings and nations to be man’s attempt to explain what God has concealed, or will the prophets shed light on this matter? Let’s start with Jeremiah.
“As I have watched over them to pluck up, to break down, to overthrow, to destroy and to bring disaster, so I will watch over them to build and to plant,’ declares the Lord.” (Jeremiah 31:28)
To be continued.