This balanced beauty shows God’s orchestration of history.
1. God uses motherhood and birth to bring the world’s salvation.
Gen. 4:1, 25
Those who will become sons and daughters of God through New Birth by definition must have their human birth first.
a. Tamar: what we intended for evil God intended for good.
Even through the very sinful actions he needed to atone for, the Savior was brought into the world.
b. Rahab: God willingly rescues those from other peoples.
Heb. 11:30-31; James 2:25
c. Ruth: God uses those who are considered unredeemable on the outside and who are righteous on this inside.
d. Bathsheba: people who are overpowered by history are powerful in God’s plan.
2. God reverses the world’s definitions of power and success.
3. Idol worship snares us and sends us out from God’s presence.
The exile from the promised land is a repeat of Adam and Eve’s example from Eden and shows us how sin casts out of God’s presence.
4. Our sins were represented in those kings, but now the one King’s righteousness represents us.
Jesus comes from a sinful human line to save sinful humans because of the Christmas miracle.