"If Joseph conceals Mary's pregnancy, he will be opposing the law of the Lord. What is a "righteous" man to do?"
What is a righteous man to do?
Someone said, "If he was 'righteous' then he'd marry her anyway."
Someone else, "It's not as simple as that - the Jewish law dictated that he should 'divorce' her."
It was an interesting conversation.
Joseph had a dilemma - and his heart was good - but hindsight reveals that his well-intentioned plan would not have ended well.
Joseph's dilemma was not his problem. Joseph's problem was that he did not yet have the full story. That's where the angel comes in - Matthew 1:20-21.
Action based on information without revelation never ends well.
In the sliver of time between assumption and perspective, I'm hoping that I can remember:
- my dilemma is never the problem -
- my problem is that I may not yet have the full story -