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if i make my bed in hell

behold, thou art there

day 922, matthew 1
tb | jesus loved me this i know
dreamhugs wrote in jesusfeels
- We've finally reached the New Testament! From now on it's all-out Jesus feels.

- I'm interested in the genealogy, what is this

Because it shows us the path that led to Jesus, and reminds me that Ruth was David's great-grandmother, and Rahab the mother of Boaz. Which, if that's correct, the story of Ruth could be either true or midrash based on what they knew of Ruth. Which is lovely.

- And adultery in Jesus' lineage, whoa, God using our mistakes.

- Oh, and significant numbers! Whether the numbers genuinely reflect history or are there because of symbolism I don't know.

- Joseph caring about Mary, wanting not to humiliate her, but still either not believing her or not having been told by her - because she was scared or convinced he'd call her a liar and blasphemer.

- Save his people from their sins! Nb: from sins, not hell. Sins are in themselves soul-destroying and anathema to a life of love-joy-peace-etc.