God needed Joseph

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In Matthew 1:1-25 we learn about Faith, God’s will and the family of Jesus. This teaching is available in audio format through the Sow the Word Supply. Please contact us if you would like a copy of this teaching.

We learn in these verses in Matthew that Mary was betrothed to be married to Joseph and was found to be with child before they had sexual intercourse as husband and wife. We learn from these verses that God instructed Joseph not to put Mary away. The angel appearing to Joseph and informed him of how Mary’s pregnancy came to be and how Jesus would be born into the earth.  God telling Joseph that He needed him to be an earthly father to Jesus. That means that God felt that there were things that Joseph could provide for Jesus that He as God could not provide. God also had to honor His word in that He intended for children to be born to man and woman . . . so there had to be a man, an earthly man in the picture, and that earthly man had to be a righteous man. The Bible teaches us that Joseph was a just man.

God’s intent is for a man to leave his mother and father and cleave unto his wife. (Ephesians 5:31) That means that parenting is needed from a mother and father who are husband and wife, who live in the same house, share the food and the same life experiences. Jesus is our example. Even though Jesus had no physical parts of Eve or Adam – (Romans 5:12-21) and was God’s son who was born free from sin, He needed parenting from both a father and a mother who were husband and wife.


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