Leadership is broken because leaders are unbroken
Names. Ancient names. Foreign names. Strange names. Lists of names. Genealogies. The Bible is full of them. You’d think that God would have something better to do than give us weird lists of difficult names in His eternal word.
Matthew’s genealogy found on the first page of the first book of the New Testament. What could be less relevant than a list of often foreign names? Why would God start the record of the good news of eternal life in such a dull way?
It may surprise you to discover that there could be no way more relevant way to start the story of Jesus and not just to show the legitimacy of His ancestral credentials.
Who is on this list of Christmas fathers? Founders of nations, leaders of others, successful businessmen, servants of God, heroes of the faith? Yes. But these same heroes of the faith were liars, deceivers, adulterers, and idolaters. What a rouge’s gallery of grace.