This chapter is an account of sin and wickedness on the part of Judah - in intermarrying with a Canaanite woman, in not fulfilling his word concerning giving his third son to Tamar to be her husband, and in his unwitting fornication with Tamar.

Later in his life, there are hopeful signs that Judah came to know the Lord but at this stage he displays many ungodly tendencies. Yet, remarkably, we see that one of the children of Judah’s incest with Tamar was ancestor to Christ. We marvel again at the way God works His good purposes out, even through sin and wickedness in the world.

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Shaun Bryant

Shaun has been Pastor at Grace Church in Modesto since late 1993. His journey to the fellowship took him through churches of various persuasions, during which time he became convinced of a call to the ministry and also of a Reformed view of the Scriptures. Shaun completed his studies for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in California. He is married with 3 children.

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