Matthew 1:19: Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.
Joseph was both honorable and compassionate. Who else would the Father choose for His Son’s training and upbringing? What better choice than a flawed human with a heart of compassion?
Joseph, with no knowledge of the power of the situation, with no knowledge that the Son of God was involved, took the route of best treatment for Mary. He was taking measures to keep her protected in the embarrassment of the situation. He had the heart of the Father to cover and protect. Who else would God chose but one with His own heart?
ACT! What in your life needs silent treatment? Give it to the Father. He will secret it away in forgiveness.
PRAY! Compassionate Father, release me from my past. In Jesus, I find forgiveness and covering. Thank You for being You.
copyright 2001 Phil Larson