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The Royal Lineage, the Promise, and Father’s Responsibility






The Royal Lineage, the Promise, and Father’s Responsibility

Matthew 1:

2 Abraham was the father of Isaac. Isaac was the father of Jacob. Jacob was the father of Judah and his brothers. 3 Judah was the father of Perez and Zerah. (Their mother was Tamar.) Perez was the father of Hezron.

The promise of the blessing was given to Abraham.

Genesis 12:1-7

1 The Lord said to Abram, “Leave your country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land I will show you. 2  I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you. I will make you famous,  and you will be a blessing to others. 3 I will bless those who bless you,      and I will place a curse on those who harm you. And all the people on earth will be blessed through you.”

Genesis 13:14-17

14 After Lot left, the Lord said to Abram, “Look all around you—to the north and south and east and west.15 All this land that you see I will give to you and your descendants forever.16 I will make your descendants as many as the dust of the earth. If anyone could count the dust on the earth, he could count your people.17 Get up! Walk through all this land because I am now giving it to you.”

Genesis 17:3-8

3 Then Abram bowed facedown on the ground. God said to him,4 “I am making my agreement with you: I will make you the father of many nations.5 I am changing your name from Abram to Abraham because I am making you a father of many nations.6 I will give you many descendants. New nations will be born from you, and kings will come from you.7 And I will make an agreement between me and you and all your descendants from now on: I will be your God and the God of all your descendants.8 You live in the land of Canaan now as a stranger, but I will give you and your descendants all this land forever. And I will be the God of your descendants.”

The wives and  children of Abraham.

Hagar

Ishmael

(Father of Islam)

Genesis 16:

15 Hagar gave birth to a son for Abram, and Abram named him Ishmael.16 Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar gave birth to Ishmael.

Sarah

Isaac

(Father of Christianity and Judaism)

Genesis 21:

1 The Lord cared for Sarah as he had said and did for her what he had promised.2 Sarah became pregnant and gave birth to a son for Abraham in his old age. Everything happened at the time God had said it would.3 Abraham named his son Isaac, the son Sarah gave birth to.4 He circumcised Isaac when he was eight days old as God had commanded.

Keturah

Zimran

Jokshan

Medan

Midian

Ishbak

Shuah

Genesis 25 1,5

1 Abraham married again, and his new wife was Keturah.2 She gave birth to Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah.

5 Abraham left everything he owned to Isaac.6 But before Abraham died, he did give gifts to the sons of his other wives, then sent them to the East to be away from Isaac.

Ishmael and Isaac Buried Abraham

Genesis 25:9

9 His sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah in the field of Ephron east of Mamre. (Ephron was the son of Zohar the Hittite.)

Genesis 23:19

19 After this, Abraham buried his wife Sarah in the cave in the field of Machpelah, near Mamre. (Mamre was later called Hebron in the land of Canaan.)

What God has Promised

Genesis 21:

8 Isaac grew, and when he became old enough to eat food, Abraham gave a great feast.9 But Sarah saw Ishmael making fun of Isaac. (Ishmael was the son of Abraham by Hagar, Sarah’s Egyptian slave.)10 So Sarah said to Abraham, “Throw out this slave woman and her son. Her son should not inherit anything; my son Isaac should receive it all.”

He went to God and honored his wife

11 This troubled Abraham very much because Ishmael was also his son.12 But God said to Abraham, “Don’t be troubled about the boy and the slave woman. Do whatever Sarah tells you. The descendants I promised you will be from Isaac.13 I will also make the descendants of Ishmael into a great nation because he is your son, too.”

We can not be saved by the Law

Galatians 4:

21 Some of you still want to be under the law. Tell me, do you know what the law says? 22 The Scriptures say that Abraham had two sons. The mother of one son was a slave woman, and the mother of the other son was a free woman.23 Abraham’s son from the slave woman was born in the normal human way. But the son from the free woman was born because of the promise God made to Abraham.

24 This story teaches something else: The two women are like the two agreements between God and his people.

The Covenant of Sinai

One agreement is the law that God made on Mount Sinai, and the people who are under this agreement are like slaves. The mother named Hagar is like that agreement. 25 She is like Mount Sinai in Arabia and is a picture of the earthly city of Jerusalem. This city and its people are slaves to the law.

The Covenant of Grace

26 But the heavenly Jerusalem, which is above, is like the free woman. She is our mother. 27 It is written in the Scriptures:  “Be happy, Jerusalem. You are like a woman who never gave birth to children. Start singing and shout for joy. You never felt the pain of giving birth, but you will have more children than the woman who has a husband.” — Isaiah 54:1

28 My brothers and sisters, you are God’s children because of his promise, as Isaac was then.

29 The son who was born in the normal way treated the other son badly. It is the same today.30 But what does the Scripture say? “Throw out the slave woman and her son. The son of the slave woman should not inherit anything.

God’s Grace and Mercy

The son of the free woman should receive it all.” 31 So, my brothers and sisters, we are not children of the slave woman, but of the free woman.

Isaac was the father of Jacob

Jacob was the Father of Judah and his brothers

Judah was the father of Perez and Zerah.

Their mother was Tamar

Judah’s son by his wife Shua

Er

Onan

Shelah

Er married Tamar

Er was evil and God Killed him

Genesis 38:

6 Judah chose a girl named Tamar to be the wife of his first son Er.7 But Er, Judah’s oldest son, did what the Lord said was evil, so the Lord killed him.

Judah is responsible for his daughter-in-law well being (Levitical Law)

Judah sends his second son Onan  to Tarmar to fulfill the duty of Er

God Killed Onan

Genesis 38:

9 But Onan knew that the children would not belong to him, so when he was supposed to have sexual relations with Tamar he did not complete the sex act. This made it impossible for Tamar to become pregnant and for Er to have descendants.10 The Lord was displeased by this wicked thing Onan had done, so the Lord killed Onan also.

Judah send Tarmar home to her father to live as a widow

Genesis 38:

11 Then Judah said to his daughter-in-law Tamar, “Go back to live in your father’s house, and don’t marry until my young son Shelah grows up.” Judah was afraid that Shelah also would die like his brothers. So Tamar returned to her father’s home.

Judah did not send Shelah

Judah wife dies

Judah goes to Timnah

Tamar learned that Judah is going to Timnah

Judah’s younger son Shelah had grown up

Genesis 38:

12 After a long time Judah’s wife, the daughter of Shua, died. After Judah had gotten over his sorrow, he went to Timnah to his men who were cutting the wool from his sheep. His friend Hirah from Adullam went with him.13 Tamar learned that Judah, her father-in-law, was going to Timnah to cut the wool from his sheep.14 So she took off the clothes that showed she was a widow and covered her face with a veil to hide who she was. Then she sat down by the gate of Enaim on the road to Timnah. She did this because Judah’s younger son Shelah had grown up, but Judah had not made plans for her to marry him.

To secure the future, the promise she had to become pregnant with a child from royal family

Genesis 38:

15 When Judah saw her, he thought she was a prostitute, because she had covered her face with a veil.16 So Judah went to her and said, “Let me have sexual relations with you.” He did not know that she was Tamar, his daughter-in-law.

She asked, “What will you give me if I let you have sexual relations with me?”

17 Judah answered, “I will send you a young goat from my flock.”

She answered, “First give me something to keep as a deposit until you send the goat.”

18 Judah asked, “What do you want me to give you as a deposit?”

Tamar answered, “Give me your seal and its cord, and give me your walking stick.” So Judah gave these things to her. Then Judah and Tamar had sexual relations, and Tamar became pregnant.19 When Tamar went home, she took off the veil that covered her face and put on the clothes that showed she was a widow.

20 Judah sent his friend Hirah with the young goat to find the woman and get back his seal and the walking stick he had given her, but Hirah could not find her.21 He asked some of the people at the town of Enaim, “Where is the prostitute who was here by the road?”

They answered, “There has never been a prostitute here.”

Tarmar pregnant

Judah wants her dead

Judah remembers his responsibly

Tarmar future is secured

The promise is kept

Perez is born

Genesis 38

24 About three months later someone told Judah, “Tamar, your daughter-in-law, is guilty of acting like a prostitute, and now she is pregnant.”

Then Judah said, “Bring her out and let her be burned to death.”

25 When the people went to bring Tamar out, she sent a message to her father-in-law that said, “The man who owns these things has made me pregnant. Look at this seal and its cord and this walking stick, and tell me whose they are.”

26 Judah recognized them and said, “She is more in the right than I. She did this because I did not give her to my son Shelah as I promised.” And Judah did not have sexual relations with her again.

27 When the time came for Tamar to give birth, there were twins in her body.28 While she was giving birth, one baby put his hand out. The nurse tied a red string on his hand and said, “This baby came out first.”29 But he pulled his hand back in, so the other baby was born first. The nurse said, “So you are able to break out first,” and they named him Perez.30 After this, the baby with the red string on his hand was born, and they named him Zerah.

Matthew 1:

2 Abraham was the father of Isaac. Isaac was the father of Jacob. Jacob was the father of Judah and his brothers. 3 Judah was the father of Perez and Zerah. (Their mother was Tamar.) Perez was the father of Hezron.

Father’s have a responsibly to care for there sons, wives, children, and Grandchildren  to ensure they received the inheritance that is promised. (Levitical Law).  Married or not.


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