The House of David. Not as Jewish as We May Think

Today’s Reading from the First Programming Log (Old Testament) makes it clear that The Royal House of Israel was not exclusively descended from Judah. Ruth was the mother of Obed, the father of Jesse. His son was David, chosen from all Israel’s Tribes to be his people’s second king.

Ruth was not of Jewish ancestry. She was a Moabite. That tribe, along with the Ammonites, was descended from Lot and his daughters, not from Judah.

The lesson is clear. Just as Ruth came into the Royal Family by her obedience to the Jewish faith, so do Catholics today find salvation, asking for adoption into God’s Royal Family, by accepting The Church that was built upon the Rock which was Peter.