Daily Word

Matthew 1

Read Matthew 1 – Foundations – I just finished a study comparing different religions and belief systems to biblical Christianity. An important thing each person should know is the foundation of their faith. How did it start? What evidence is there? When was it recorded? These are good things for Christians to know and they are good questions to ask people of other faiths.

Matthew begins with the lineage of Jesus to show how he fulfilled the prophecy that the Messiah would come from the line of David. What did you notice from these names? How many were familiar? Did the precision of verse :17 stand out? It was fourteen generations from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to exile in Babylon, and fourteen from exile to Jesus.

Then Matthew speaks of the virgin conception and Joseph’s experience of angelic confirmation. In just a few verses Matthew ties Old Testament prophecy to the birth of Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Beloved, your bible is true and reliable. Jesus, our Savior, is who he says and fulfilled all he purposed to for sinners like us! Your faith has a foundation that is trustworthy and substantiated.