Ever heard of a guy in the Bible named Perez?
Perez was an obscure character in the Old Testament. Here’s his story. A woman named Tamar seduced a fellow named Judah, who was the great-grandson of Abraham. Tamar became pregnant, and had twins nine months later, born outside of marriage. One of those twins was Perez.
Perez had a son named Hezron, who had a son named Ram, who had a son named Amminadab. Fast forward five more generations and you run into a familiar name – David. Take it from there and the lineage eventually ends with Jesus. You can read the complete list in Matthew 1.
Let’s summarize. An obscure boy named Perez was the product of an act of prostitution. But out of that lineage would come the Savior of the world.
Recovery Step: God can use your biggest mistakes to produce some of his greatest work. So go ahead. Give him a try.