Now these are the descendants of Perez: Perez became the father of Hezron, Hezron of Ram, Ram of Amminadab, Amminadab of Nahshon, Nahshon of Salmon, Salmon of Boaz, Boaz of Obed, Obed of Jesse, and Jesse of David.
Reflection. It might be worth your reading the whole of the little story of Ruth if you don't know it well. A key character is Boaz. Boaz and Ruth marry and they have a child, Obed (the name means 'son).
There is an increase in people wanting to know their genealogy. It can be fun to discover where we come from. The little genealogy above is really important in our salvation story. The marriage of Ruth and Boaz led to King David, and that led to the Son of Man, to Jesus. This geneaogy is where we come from.
Prayer. Loving God, what a plan you have for us. Thank you. Amen.