Verse of the Day: V30 “Thus saith the LORD, Write ye this man childless, a man that shall not prosper in his days: for no man of his seed shall prosper, sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling any more in Judah.”
1. God judged Coniah
V28 “Is this man Coniah a despised broken idol? Is he a vessel wherein is no pleasure? Wherefore are they cast out, he and his seed, and are cast into a land which they know not?”
Jeconiah was called Coniah because the “Je” in Jeconiah stood for Jehovah or God, and God had pronounced judgment on him and refused to identify with him as he had forsaken God and worshipped other gods!
V9 “Then they shall answer, Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD their God, and worshipped other gods, and served them.”
2. Jesus was not from Joseph
God pronounced that no child of Coniah, the descendent of Solomon, the son of David, shall sit on the throne of David. This was why Joseph, though he was the legal line of Jesus, was not the blood line of Jesus, as Joseph was from the line of Coniah.
Matthew 1:6 “And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;”
Matthew 1:11 “And Josias begat Jechonias (Je Coniah) and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon:”
Matthew 1:16 “And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.”
3. Jesus was from Mary
Luke 3:31 “Which was the son of Melea, which was the son of Menan, which was the son of Mattatha, which was the son of Nathan, which was the son of David,"
However, God fulfilled His prophecy in that Jesus came through Mary’s blood line from Nathan, another son of David. Ultimately, Jesus was from the legal and blood line of the Holy Ghost or God Himself!
Matthew 1:18 “Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as His mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.”
Prayer of the Week
Dearest God, please help me to know that Jesus is the Son of God.