“Judah got a wife named Tamar for his first-born, Er. But Er, Judah’s first-born, greatly offended the Lord; so the Lord took his life.” —Genesis 38:6-7

Judah failed to recognize his daughter-in-law, thought she was a prostitute, and committed incest with her. She conceived and gave birth to twins. This shameful event was nonetheless used by the Lord as part of the family record of Jesus Christ (Mt 1:2).

Prayer: Father, may the most shameful sin in my family’s history be repented of and turned to the good (Rm 8:28).

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