CAN GOD COUNT ON YOU?
God will not make use of vessels that have not been tested and prepared. This is why your walk and work with God must be sure. Your heart must be right because that is what God looks at to choose those He would qualify and make use of for great exploits.
What would you do if you know that the woman, a virgin, that you are engaged to be married to is pregnant? Especially, when you are a Jew and you know the consequence of a woman getting pregnant out of wedlock. Your guess is as good as mine.
See vs. 19..."Then Joseph being a JUST man and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly". It takes maturity, a good and compassionate heart to do what Joseph did. What kind of heart do you carry? God is still looking for men whose heart are turned and tuned to Him.
Also, can God speak for you like He spoke concerning David in Acts 13:22..."And when He had removed Him, He raised up for them David as King, to whom also He gave testimony and said, 'I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart, who WILL do ALL my will'". Can God give this testimony about you? Can He trust you with what is precious to Him and His kingdom? God trusted David to rule over Isreal, His chosen people. He trusted Joseph to treat Mary with respect and compassion.
No wonder, from the lineage of David, Joseph the carpenter, the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus who is called Christ was also born- Matt 1:16. Where are the Josephs of this generation?
Pray with me; Lord, I rise and stand to be counted among the Josephs of this generation in Jesus mighty name!