Mary’s of the Bible 10

This post is Day 10 in a series of studies about “Mary’s of the Bible”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.

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Mary’s of the Bible – Day 10

Luke 2:5

He (Joseph) went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.

The Thought

Another well known part of Mary’s story tells us that as a pregnant woman she accompanied her future husband to Bethlehem.

In Matthew 1:20 we read of Joseph’s dream. The angel specifically said to him to take Mary home as his wife. A few verses later Matthew tells us Joseph did what the angel had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife.

The Bible gives us no record of them ever having an official marriage, and there is no account of any celebration. But it does tell us that Joseph was in the lineage of King David, and there are many Old Testament prophecies that point to the Messiah being in David’s line.

Many will tell you that Mary too was in David’s lineage. But I cannot find that in my Bible (See NOTE below). We are not given the names of her parents in the regular Bible that most of us read. And in these studies I try to keep strictly to only Biblical facts, using the Old and New Testaments!


Read Luke 2 today, a chapter read or heard at Christmas. But sometimes it is good to read things out of season, and apply them to our daily life instead of to an annual celebration! Ask Jesus what He might be saying to you through that chapter as you read it several weeks before Christmas.

Pray for anyone you know who might be expecting a child at the moment. Pray for that child to inherit good things from the parents, and from their family lines, and not any doubtful qualities. Pray for a safe birth, and a healthy baby.


A quick internet search will tell you that any information we have about Virgin Mary’s parents comes from apocryphal writings known as the Protoevangelium of James the Lesser. It was written by an unknown author in the middle of the second century.

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