2012-11-30 - Whaddyado?
What would you do if you were a teenage girl and you get pregnant? What do you do if youre a guy and your girlfriend gets pregnant and you aint the baby-daddy?
Those questions kicked off the first Christmas season and thats where well look today. Specifically we will kick off this Christmas season by looking at the guy who asked himself this same question Joseph.
Matthew 1:18-25 (NASB)
As we look at these passages I think we can see a few things that we can apply when the whaddayado questions in our lives come up.
If Joseph were like so many modern males, he would have dumped Mary then talked bad about her with his friends. But Joseph didn't. Getting a quick divorce and getting a wife without complications would have been easy too but he didn't do that. He was going to do it quietly because he loved her and wanted to do what he felt was right. From this we learn that what is easy may not be what is right. We should not do the easy thing but strive to always do what is right.
Even with a "right" decision in his mind, he thought about it and prayed about it. We need to think and pray about matters that matter. Dont be rash think about things. Pray about them. Ponder them. And as he did he realized that there is a difference between a good choice and the best choice. An angel came to him and told him to stay with Mary and he did.
Follow God always. This is the last piece of advice and the most crucial. Above all else follow God. God will take care of you. When trouble came God led them out of it. He provided the answer and the directions. Joseph listened and obeyed. We too must always follow God.