Leadership is broken because leaders are unbroken
Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, the unmentionable wife of Uriah the Hittite, Mary--the mothers of Christmas. Who were these women in the genealogy of Jesus and why this rare mention of women in a list of ancestors? Were they righteous women, holy before God, uncommon in their character? They were uncommon in their character, but not all were holy. There was a roadside prostitute, a scarlet woman on the wall, an alien reaper, the unmentionable wife of another man, and the handmaid of the Lord. What an amazing lot! It’s stunning that any woman would be listed in a genealogy, since lineage was usually traced through the father in ancient Israel. But these women? In the genealogy of Christ? Beyond stunning. It’s scandalous.