The genealogy of Jesus tells many true stories to ultimately tell one story. Our Faithful and True King uses the worst of humanity to tell the best of His faithfulness, whether in the rebellion of people like Adam, Eve, and Jacob or the weakness of people like Abraham, Sarah, and Rachel. God continues to show Himself faithful to preserve the line through which the Lion of Judah, the root of David, our conquering King Jesus, would come.
Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself. He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God.
Then I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the throne a scroll written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals. And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?” And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look into it, and I began to weep loudly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look into it. And one of the elders said to me, “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.”
And between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, with seven horns and with seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth.
I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.
These are the generations of Shem. When Shem was 100 years old, he fathered Arpachshad two years after the flood.
When Terah had lived 70 years, he fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran.