This is my “quick thought” from today’s reading in Matthew 1-2.
“David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah’s wife,” ~Matthew 1:6
How easy would it be to whitewash history? Wouldn’t it be nice to forget about all the injustices our most respected ancestors have organized and spearheaded? Wouldn’t it be nice to forget about Uriah’s wife? Still, there she is right at the beginning of chapter 1. Without mentioning her name, Bathsheba is listed in the genealogy of Jesus as “Uriah’s wife.”
Uriah, the one David lied to, murdered, and then stole his wife. Bathsheba, the one David lusted after, used his power & position to seduce, and then tried to cover it all up to maintain his innocence! But, God brought it all to light, he redeemed it, he healed it, he restored it to right! This is what Jesus does!
Ultimately, no injustice can be hidden, it will all be redeemed, healed, and restored by a good God who brings all things back to right!
This is what I heard in today’s reading, what do you hear?
#2Samuel11 #Psalm51 #Proverbs22:8 #2Chronicles19:7