Luke 3:23 Now Jesus himself was about thirty years old when he began his ministry. He was the son, SO IT WAS THOUGHT, of Joseph,
SO IT WAS THOUGHT is an expression meaning assumption of something as true based on some facts.
Have you ever wondered why God specifically chose to sent Jesus on earth at the time He did and not any other? Do you ever imagine what would happen if Jesus was born in our time?
Just picture Jesus in our time claiming that He has no earthly father but that his father lives somewhere behind the clouds. Oh, I see the scientists called to task to examine the DNA of this ‘SO CALLED SON OF GOD.’ And I see the perplexion in their research as they try to put together this mysterious DNA sample. But I also see something more terrifying. The whole salvation plan is derailed and people are still going to hell in masses. But thanks be to God…these are just my thoughts. Jesus, the son, SO IT WAS THOUGHT, of Joseph came to earth 2000 years and redeemed man back to his Heavenly Father.
But more than that Jesus bore the name, son of Joseph because he needed to be a LEGITIMATE SON OF MAN the same way he was a LEGITIMATE SON OF GOD. Before he set out on his earthly ministry at thirty, he was the SON OF JOSEPH…his earthly father. As a legitimate son of Joseph, he was;
LOVED BY HIS EARTHLY FATHER: Psalm 103:13-14 As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.
INSTRUCTED BY HIS EARTHLY FATHER: Deuteronomy 6:6-7 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
DISCIPLINED BY HIS EARTHLY FATHER: Hebrews 12:8 If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline), then you are illegitimate children and not true sons.
AN HEIR OF HIS EARTHLY FATHER’S BUSINESS: Mark 6:3 Isn’t this the carpenter? Isn’t this Mary’s son and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon? Aren’t his sisters here with us? And they took offence at him.
You see, God allowed SO IT WAS THOUGHT into the genealogy of Jesus so that he could obtain the full rights of a legitimate SON OF MAN and through that he could obtain for us, through his death on the cross, full rights of LEGITIMATE SONS OF GOD.
John 1:12-13 Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the RIGHT to become the CHILDREN OF GOD_ children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but BORN OF GOD.
So it was thought was the best thing that ever happened to mankind!