Saturday, November 5, 2016

IT CAME TO PASS IN THOSE DAYS - By Elvin C. Myers


IT CAME TO PASS IN THOSE DAYS - 
By Elvin C. Myers


Scripture Reading: Luke 2: 1

God reveals to us through the written, inspired Word the things He wants us to know. We have natural seek information we don't really need. God does not try to satisfy our curiosity. For this reason, there are many things the Scriptures do not mention. As an example, what do we know about Joseph and Mary before they were married? What do we know about the early years of Jesus before He reached thirty years of age? What do we know about Joseph after Jesus was twelve years old?

Matthew does not record details about the birth of Jesus. For that, we must turn to Luke. Mark and John do not mention it at all. Luke chapter 2 covers the nine months of Mary's pregnancy; and Matthew picks up the narrative when Jesus is nearly two years old, barely mentioning that Jesus was born.

"In those days" the Roman empire was ruled by Caesar Augustus. It was mostly a time of enforced peace, but there was no peace in men's hearts. The Emperor issued a decree that the inhabitants of the empire had to be registered for a census and taxation. It was "in those days" that a newly married couple who lived in Nazareth of Galilee complied with the decree and went to the city of their ancestry to be registered. Their own city was Bethlehem, a journey of about seventy miles. The man Joseph was a carpenter, but he had the blood of the royal family of Israel in his veins. Had Israel had a kingdom and a King to govern them at that time, Joseph would have been the King. It is of great interest that his wife Mary was expecting her first child when they moved from Nazareth to Bethlehem. The child would be born at exactly the right time, in exactly the right family in Israel, in exactly the place foretold by the prophets. That child would be the rightful Ruler to David's throne.


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