If you look at the genealogy of Jesus Christ found in Matthew’s gospel you will find this, “Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron…” Notice both Perez and Zerah are mentioned but it is Perez who is in the physical line of the Messiah. Perez is the second born and yet God graced him with the honor of being the one through whom the promised seed would pass. Perez, a product of lies, deception, and fornication would stand for all time in the line of Christ. It is the grace of God. “But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.”