I’ve mentioned previously the benefit of not just skipping over the genealogies of the Scriptures and how they point us to God’s faithful plan from generation to generation. Just a few days ago, I came across a blog post at Christward Collective offering up several more benefits of paying careful attention to these passages that we are apt to ignore over.
Oftentimes, the genealogies show us connections (sometimes surprising ones, even!) between people that we would have completely missed otherwise. Similarly, they speak to us of life and death and the wages of sin that can only be broken by Christ. Just as often, they record the two ways to live: that of a faithful line and that of an unfaithful one.
I could go on with more examples, but suffice to say that this short article is well worth your time in understanding the Word better.