It struck me today that we (Christians) were saved through an affair and murder.  I know that for some of you who read this it will make you mad….but it’s true.  It’s funny that we get so mad at people and want to through their worth and value away becuase of the nature of their sin.  Yet God chose to use and affair and murder to usher in the geneaology of Christ.

So what am I talking about?  It hit me while reading Matthew 1 today.  In verse 6 it says this,

“and Jesse the father of David the king.  And David was the father of Solomon by the wife of Uriah,”

I don’t know why I have never caught it before.  You might be asking, “Who is Uriah?”  The answer is found in 2 Samuel 11:2-4,

“It happened, late one afternoon, when David arose from his couch and was walking on the roof of the king’s house, that he saw from the roof a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful. And David sent and inquired about the woman. And one said, “Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?” So David sent messengers and took her, and she came to him, and he lay with her.  Now she had been purifying herself from her uncleanness.) Then she returned to her house.”

Remember Uriah was Bathseba’s wife…the woman David (who was the only man after called ‘a man after God’s own heart’) had an affair with.  Then he killed Uriah.

“In the morning David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it by the hand of Uriah.  In the letter he wrote, “Set Uriah in the forefront of the hardest fighting, and then draw back from him, that he may be struck down, and die.” And as Joab was besieging the city, he assigned Uriah to the place where he knew there were valiant men. And the men of the city came out and fought with Joab, and some of the servants of David among the people fell. Uriah the Hittite also died.”          – 2 Samuel 11:14-17

Isn’t it interesting that God would choose such horrible acts to help usher in the birth of the One who has saved us and set us free? Freedom came with a price – but who would have ever thought that God would use a morally pervers act to bring freedom to us to save us…

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