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