The big thing to do right now is ancestry searches. Many years ago, my dad and I did some digging around on his side of the family and found some interesting things. My cousin has gathered all kinds of information on my mom’s side of the family and we even have a family Facebook page. I have more cousins than I can count! Well, today I began a study of Matthew and right away he gets down to business by telling us the lineage leading to Jesus. Did you know that Boaz, the husband of Ruth, one of my favorite love stories, is the son of Rahab the prostitute? Matthew didn’t play any games and told us all the dirty little secrets! Though Rahab was a prostitute, she was able to overcome her past because of her act of kindness towards the spies who were scoping out the promised land. Don’t get caught up in your past! As you can see from this, God can use anybody to bring about His plan!
and Salmon the father of Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse, Matthew 1:5