Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel — he was indeed the firstborn, but because he defiled his father’s bed, his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph, the son of Israel, so that the genealogy is not listed according to the birthright; 1 Chron 5:1
Man’s sin is an epidemic but God’s grace is pandemic!
Reuben sinned against his dad, Israel. The firstborn right and blessing was taken away from him.
But he showed some redemptive qualities when he sought to spare the life of Joseph and was willing to sacrifice his own children to assure the safety of his younger brother, Benjamin.
God’s grace wipes out any sin you can commit.
And even though he has been dead for thousands of years, Reuben’s family is given redemption.
And I heard the number of those who were sealed. One hundred and forty-four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel were sealed:
…of the tribe of Reuben twelve thousand were sealed; Rev 7:4, 5
God’s grace out does anything you can do!
Abba, Your grace and mercy through Jesus are more than sufficient for me. YES&AMEN