And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name was Tamar. And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD slew him. And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother's wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother. And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother's wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother. And the thing which he did displeased the LORD: wherefore he slew him also.
And she put her widow's garments off from her, and covered her with a vail, and wrapped herself, and sat in an open place, which is by the way to Timnath; for she saw that Shelah was grown, and she was not given unto him to wife. When Judah saw her, he thought her to be an harlot; because she had covered her face.
When she was brought forth, she sent to her father in law, saying, By the man, whose these are, am I with child: and she said, Discern, I pray thee, whose are these, the signet, and bracelets, and staff. And Judah acknowledged them, and said, She hath been more righteous than I; because that I gave her not to Shelah my son. And he knew her again no more. (Gen 38:6-10, 14-15, 25-26)
All Scripture speaks of Christ and our need of Him, and Genesis has been pointing us to the Messiah, both historically and His plan for His people. This sequences of events in the one who would bear the kingly line of the Jews, and from whence they get their name, bears out that none of us have anything to boast about, for we all sIn, and all are as guilty before GOD.
All have sinned, and the redemption that GOD Himself purchased for us in His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary is the only way we can be reconciled and redeemed to the Father. That is the message of mercy and grace which the Jews were to proclaim to all peoples, since they had the Oracles of GOD. GOD's Church now, not replacing Israel in the promises and covenants that GOD made to that nation, but in this time of the Gentiles, carrying out the New Covenant He made with His own blood, are to take the same Gospel to this lost and dying world that they might hear and believe, and believing have life in His Name.
For GOD is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. You must turn away from your sIn and unrighteousness and trust what He has already done for you to pay your sIn debt. He has provided the only way of reconciliation with GOD with forgiveness and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of GOD who is GOD the Son, and is our Life. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life.