Day 14 - The Actors: Insights into Joseph.

Matthew 1:18-19 - The birth of Jesus Christ

came about this way: After his mother Mary had

been engaged to Joseph, it was discovered

before they came together that she was pregnant

from the Holy Spirit. (19) So her husband

Joseph, being a righteous man, and not wanting

to disgrace her publicly, decided to divorce

her secretly.

We gain two insights into Joseph here that reveal God’s hand in his life. First off, when

he discovered Mary was pregnant I don’t think he bought the story that God had made

her pregnant. That would be the second shock after the discovery. That Mary would say

such a thing. Although his heart was broken we see that he was a tender hearted man,

he could have had Mary stoned to death. In addition the text reveals he had a heart for

God as he was called a righteous man. Women who are blessed with such a mate are

indeed blessed.

God shaped Joseph for his role as much as He did Mary in the Christmas story.