Matthew Lesson 1 Day 5

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Matthew Lesson 1 Day 5

Matthew 1:1-25

Jesus, the son of David, the son of Abraham, and the son of God.

14a) Matthew connects Jesus’ birth to prophecies about Him in the Old Testament.

Son of David

Matthew connected Jesus to the kingly Messiah promised from David’s lineage by Samuel. (2 Samuel 7:12-16) This gives Jesus a royal lineage.

If the Jewish opponents of Jesus could have demonstrated that He was not descended from David, they would have disqualified His claim to be Messiah; yet they did not and could not.1

Son of Abraham

Matthew connected Jesus to Abraham. Jesus is the descendant of Abraham in whom all the nations of the earth will be blessed. (Genesis 12:3) This confirms Jesus’ Hebrew lineage.

He will save His people from their sins (Matthew 1:21)

“Salvation from sins is an element in the Old Testament hope (e.g. Isaiah 53; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Ezekiel 36:24-31) and in later Messianic expectation…but not the dominant one. Its isolation here warns the reader not to expect this Messiah to conform to the more popular hope of a national liberator.” (France)1

Matthew 1:23 quotes Isaiah 7:14.

    • Mary was a virgin.
    • She would give birth to a son.
    • Gabriel said His name would be Immanuel, which means “God with us.”
      “John Wesley died with that upon his tongue, and let us live with it upon our hearts. – ‘The best of all is God with us.’” (Spurgeon)1
      Later, in Matthew 28:20, Jesus told His followers, “I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

b) God had a plan.

He revealed that plan to His prophets (Amos 3:7) and fulfilled each detail.

15) Joseph and Mary’s obedience and steps of faith.

Joseph believed the angel (Mary was pregnant by the Holy Spirit) and obeyed his instruction. He married her in a formal ceremony despite what friends and family may have thought. They lived together as husband and wife but without consummating the marriage until after Mary gave birth. Joseph named the baby Jesus/Yeshua.

16) Personal cost

Taking time to study, write and post Bible studies nine years.

Co-hosting a daily prayer meeting on Zoom.

Years of care-giving for my grandchildren and my dad.

Speaking to strangers when prompted by the Holy Spirit.


Heavenly Father, help me to increase in faith and obedience to Your every plan and purpose for my life. I ask You to supply all the guidance, strength, wisdom, resources, favor, and assistance I need to fulfill my destiny. Illuminate my path. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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6 Ellicott’s Commentary, public domain.
7 Barnes’ Notes on the Bible, public domain.
8 The Names of God Bible (without notes) © 2011 by Baker Publishing Group.

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