Scripture Reading:Luk 3: 38
Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.
Reflections: Genealogy is the study of families and the tracing of their lineages and history. As Luke traces the genealogy of Jesus Christ, we stumble upon something known but often ignored. He begins with Joseph his earthly father and continues with over 70 lines of ancestry and eventually gets to Adam, the first man created by God. From Adam, he traces the next and final line of the ancestry of Jesus to God. Thus starting from ‘Jesus the son of Joseph’, Luke rightly ends the genealogical record with the words ‘the son of Adam, the son of God’. Conclusively, he seems to be giving a piece of information which is often overlooked-the fact that as long as you are a human being, your genealogy is traceable to the first man, Adam and that this automatically links you to God, your final ‘ancestral’ father. You will discover in this journey of ancestral history that Satan has no place in the direct ancestry of man. Your genealogy therefore cannot be traced to him. Due to this, it is time to prove who you are in the family tree through Jesus Christ. Just shake off every Satanic motivated behavior in your life and manifest the holy nature of God, the father of all ancestral fathers.
Prayer: Dear Lord, I thank you that my lineage and history is traced to you and not to Satan.
Confession: My lineage and ancestry is traceable to God. I therefore deny Satan of any right to label me as his son/daughter.