Giuseppe, un uomo umile per una missione divina
Intro: When God moved in time to send His Son Jesus into the world, God chose the perfect vessel when He chose the virgin named Mary. Of course, since the birth of Jesus was to be a virgin birth, there would be no need for a human male to father the child. However, because Jesus was coming into this world as a helpless infant, and since God was sending His Son into this world to live in poverty and not splendor, there would be a great need for someone to provide for the needs of this child. Therefore, God chose the man Joseph to be the earthly caretaker of His heavenly Son.
It would appear that Joseph was no ordinary man. From our text, it is easy to see that Joseph was a man of compassion, integrity, decency and love. He was a man who honored God’s will in his life, and was totally committed to doing God’s will. Joseph was a humble man who was more concerned about what God wanted out of his life than about what he himself wanted. He was a humble man chosen for a heavenly mission.
As I read this passage, I can see a man who possesses certain characteristics that mark him as a special man. Joseph was the kind of man we should all strive to be. I am almost sure that the Lord will not call you and me to go through what Joseph went through. However, I am also sure that God wants to use your life and mine for His glory, just as He used Joseph.
I would like for us to take a little time this evening to look into this passage. I want to point out some details of Joseph’s life mark him as a man God could use. I want to preach today on this thought: Joseph, A Humble Man For A Heavenly Mission.