December 19th, 2016
His Heritage Revealed
Isaiah 11:1 (KJB) And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:
The Prophet Isaiah announced heritage of the coming King. Isaiah noted that His ancestry would be rooted in the lineage of King David. This was an important revelation. It would give the newborn King a right to proclaim a royal pedigree.
Ancestry was highly noted and important in ancient biblical times. Men were quick to proclaim their heritage and regard it as making them the “best of the best” or the “worst of the worst.”
The coming King was to be of the royal decree and from “best of the best.” He was in the line of Jesse who was the son of King David. He was to sprout from the “tree” that had been cut down. This is a reference to the life and royal reign of King David who the Bible describes as a man after God’s own heart.