December 18 Christ’s Grace to Sinners

For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.

Matthew 9:13

Jesus’ ancestry may surprise you. His genealogy includes some names you might be shocked to find in the royal line of the King of Kings. Four women in particular stand out. Not only is it unusual to find women listed in a Hebrew genealogy, but these women are particularly noteworthy because they contrast so dramatically with the absolute purity and righteousness of God’s Anointed One. All of them were outcasts, yet they made it into Jesus’ family album. They are a strong assurance of God’s grace to sinners like us.[1]

[1] MacArthur, J. (2001). Truth for today : a daily touch of God’s grace (p. 379). Nashville, Tenn.: J. Countryman.

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