Isaiah 9:7 “Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.” Isaiah 22:22 “I will place on his shoulder the key to the house of David; what he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open.” The coming Messiah was to be from the House and Line of King David. Though Jesus was holy and divine, his earthly line was from the House of David through both His mother and father. Matthew records the line of Jesus from Abraham to David to Joseph. “and Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.” Matthew 1:16 Luke records the lineage of Jesus from God to Abraham to David to Mary’s ancestors. Luke 3:23-38.
The Christmas story, the birth of Jesus, did not just appear out of nowhere. Jesus said, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.” Luke 24:44 All the details of His birth matched the prophesies in the Old Testament. One key prophesy was that Messiah would be born from the line of David. The New Testament records show Jesus’ line on both his earthly father and mother to be from the line of David. Jesus was the perfect match, the perfect one.
What does this tell us about God? God is perfect. Everything God is, does and says, all His attributes, His revelation and His works, are completely free from faults or defects. Because God is unchanging and faithful, the measure of perfection begins with God. What God wills is good and perfect, His ways are flawless, His judgment is upright, His Word is without error. Therefore, everything God is, does or says is right, including His Word in Scripture. God in his perfection ordered the life of Jesus to fit exactly as His Word had foretold. Only a perfect God could arrange and ordain this. Jesus was and is the perfect Savior from our perfect God.
How have you seen God’s perfection in your life? Has He brought good and perfect things into your life in spite of the sin filled world in which we exist? Has He perfectly ordered your life so that you can follow Him, recognize Him and cling to Him in your day to day life? Have you seen a perfect sunset, a new baby or a beautiful flower opened before you sometime this year? Think about some perfect things you’ve experienced this year- who could make them happen but God? God in His perfection brought Jesus to us to save us from our sins. Thank Him for this great expression of His perfection to us as we celebrate Jesus’ birth.
Praising our Perfect God,