"Joseph son of David, don’t be afraid to take Mary as your wife, because the child she carries was conceived by the Holy Spirit."
Birth of Jesus
18 This is how the birth of Jesus Christ took place. When Mary his mother was engaged to Joseph, before they were married, she became pregnant by the Holy Spirit. 19 Joseph her husband was a righteous man. Because he didn’t want to humiliate her, he decided to call off their engagement quietly. 20 As he was thinking about this, an angel from the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “ Joseph son of David, don’t be afraid to take Mary as your wife, because the child she carries was conceived by the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you will call him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins. ” 22 Now all of this took place so that what the Lord had spoken through the prophet would be fulfilled:
( Emmanuel means “ God with us. ” )
24 When Joseph woke up, he did just as an angel from God commanded and took Mary as his wife. 25 But he didn’t have sexual relations with her until she gave birth to a son. Joseph called him Jesus.
En "Memorias de dos hijos," uno de los maestros de la Biblia mas queridos de Estados Unidos le hace profundizar en Lucas 15 como nunca nadie lo ha hecho, revelando apreciaciones perspicaces de la cultura de la epoca de Jesus con un desenlace inolvidable.
La parabola del hijo prodigo (Lucas 15.11-32) se ha predicado desde casi todos los pulpitos del mundo y es conocida por muchos que leen y aprecian la Biblia. La historia es muy poderosa porque representa, en terminos claros e inspiradores, nuestra lucha con el pecado, la necesidad de arrepentimiento humilde y la inagotable misericordia y amor del Padre. Lamentablemente, muchos cristianos dirian que no tienen nada nuevo que aprender de esta joya de las Escrituras. Ha perdido su brillo. Pero en "Memorias de dos hijos," John MacArthur restaura el resplandor de este pasaje, ofreciendo un fascinante trasfondo historico y revelando un sorprendente final que los lectores nunca han oido antes.