3. Ruth (Boaz’s wife, Obed’s Mum): Matthew 1: 5
Ruth was married to Mahlon (Naomi’s son) for ten years and did not have a child (we weren’t told she was pregnant at any point), but she had a great mum-in-love.

Due to Naomi’s kindness Ruth decided to follow Naomi back to her country, even when she had no business doing so.

Naomi mentored her on how to position herself to be married again and yes, it worked.

 

The same Ruth that stayed ten years without a child got pregnant the first time she made love with Boaz, her second husband.

 

Ruth 4: 13 (NIV)
So Boaz took Ruth and she became his wife. When he made love to her, the Lord enabled her to conceive, and she gave birth to a son.

 

Why did God not enable Ruth to conceive in her first marriage? Our God truly does as He pleases.

 

I can imagine the joy on Ruth’s face when she discovered she was pregnant. Not only did she have a child at last, she had a child that became the forefather of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

4. Bathsheba (David’s wife, Solomon’s Mum): Matthew 1: 6
Bathsheba was the wife of Uriah, one of David’s committed armies as far back as 1 Chronicles 11: 41.

 

Bathsheba was having her bath and King David who was at home when he was meant to be in the office (at war) saw her, sent for her and they both committed adultery.

 

Joseph had the opportunity to do something similar but he fled, Bathsheba did not contend at all. Well done ma’am!

Guess what?

 

She got pregnant. In the bid to cover up because they either did not want to abort or abortion probably did not exist then, her hardworking and diligent husband Uriah was killed. Uriah delivered his own death letter by the way.

Bathsheba married King David after mourning her first husband (1 Samuel 11: 26-27).

 

The child conceived in adultery later died though and her next pregnancy was Solomon, a record breaking child.

 

As we know, King David paid for the unjust action as he lost multiple children in his lifetime and in later years, his children killed one another on several occasions; a reward David got for his actions (2 Samuel 12: 10-12).

To be continued…

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Women in the genealogy of Jesus Christ -Episode 2

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