Sermons

Judah, At His Worst

April 25, 2021 Preacher: Ryan Brice Series: Genesis: Origins - The People

Passage: Genesis 38:1–38:30

Sinful Start to the Line of Judah - Genesis 38:1–11

  • Judah selects his own wife from the Canaanite people and fathers children
    • Genesis 38:1–5
  • Judah’s eldest sons are wicked in the sight of the Lord, leaving Tamar childless
    • Genesis 38:6–10
  • Out of fear, Judah deceives Tamar and sends her away
    • Genesis 38:11

Judah Descends Further Into Sin - Genesis 38:12–19

  • Judah deceit leads Tamar to dispair
    • Genesis 38:12–14
  • Out of desperation, Tamar deceives Judah
    • Genesis 38:15-19

Tamar’s Deception Is Justified - Genesis 38:20–26

  • Judah attempts to hide his sin, but it becomes public anyway
    • Genesis 38:20–23
    • Genesis 38:24-25
  • Judah’s recognizes his unrighteousness
    • Genesis 38:26

Tamar Becomes the Mother of the Line of Judah - Genesis 38:27-30

  • In another unique birth story, twins are born to Judah and Tamar
    • Genesis 38:27–30

So What?

  • While we must recognize and repent of our unrighteousness, the Lord is able to work through it to accomplish his purposes.
    • Ruth 4:18–22
    • Matthew 1:1–5
    • Isaiah 61:8-9

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