It is clear by this scripture that Joseph had a heart to obey. I love how he “being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him.”
He was waiting for the word.
He was anticipating an answer.
He had pondered and thought.
He knew what the Torah said for him to do.
He had tried to never break the law.
But the Lord spoke through an angel.
And he rose and obeyed.
Is there any wonder that God chose a man with a heart like this?
It sounds easy, but we all know it is hard. Joseph was ready. He had prepared his heart for whatever God said. He knew his love for Mary was real. And he knew Mary was a life decision. I doubt Joseph gave much thought to those things that were frivolous.