Insights on Today's Reading
Matthew 1 - The beginning of the New Testament starts with two names, Jesus and David, verse 1. The last book of the Bible ends with two names, David and Jesus, Revelation 22:16 and 21. I've often felt there is more significance to this than just the placing of their names. (More about this in the future). This genealogy gives the "royal line" from David to Jesus through Solomon, verse 6. Also, notice five women are referred to in chapter one of Matthew. One is not named (in KJV or NKJV) but she is referred to. Can you find the five and give the name for the one not named in this chapter?
Luke 2:1-38 - This is the traditional and accurate account of the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem. How it happened there is explained by Caesar's decree in verse 1. The first worshipers of the Good Shepherd, were shepherds! Notice verses 19, 33, and later, verse 51. Joseph, and especially Mary, really thought about the things told to them by the Shepherds, Simeon and Anna, and by Jesus Himself, verse 51.
Daily commentary and insight from Pastor Eckardt.
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