When you look at the genealogy of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in the book of Matthew, bearing in mind that David had many children, Jesus Christ actually came thorough Solomon.
Matthew 1: 1 to 7
The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;
And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;
And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon;
And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;
And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;
And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa;
According to 1 Chronicles 3, 1 to 9, David had 21 sons. Out of all the 21 sons, it was Solomon that was mentioned. It did not even stop there, Matthew 1: 6 ends with “of her that had been the wife of Urias”. No other person in the genealogy had an explanation of who the mother was. Is this a coincidence?
It doesn’t matter what your genealogy is, if Jesus Christ our Lord came through David and in particular Solomon, then there is hope.
God does not see things the way we see them.
Jesus Christ was to come through David, and despite David’s sin, though forgiven in the records of heaven but maintained for history, our God still kept His word. He showed great mercy and choose Solomon to be the son, Jesus Christ came through.
Did God not have another choice amongst the 21 sons of David? So why Solomon?
It’s to show us His goodness and mercy!
The book of Luke chapter 3 also gives the genealogy of Jesus and the son mentioned from David is Nathan, still the son from Bathsheba.
This is amazing mercy. We really need to get to know our Father and God faithful and full of mercy!.
Sacrifice is a step beyond convenience. Bill Johnson