|Create Date||December 23, 2019|
|Last Updated||December 23, 2019|
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JOSEPH THE STEP-FATHER OF GOD
We don't know much about Joseph - the father of Jesus.
He was a tradesman, working with his hands.
But it is interesting to read the Christmas story through the eyes of this man.
3 LESSONS TO LEARN FROM THIS MAN
1. Matthew 1:18-19 Joseph's first reaction is grace. He would divorce Mary quietly.
He showed mercy even though the situation doesn't warrant it.
2. We also see wisdom. not worldly wisdom - he knew when to stop and listen.
3. Love. John 8:41
Jesus was attacked about his heredity. Joseph knew that people would talk about Mary. But he loved her anyway and went through the plan of God with her
LOVE IS: TO TAKE SOMEONE'S CHECKERED STORY AS YOUR OWN
LOVE IS: TO WAIT, RESTRAIN AND HOLD BACK
LOVE IS: TO PUT YOURSELF SECOND FOR THE LONG HAUL
WHAT JOSEPH DID WAS AMAZING. BUT WHAT JESUS OFFERS IS UNBELIEVABLY BETTER