READING: Matthew 1:1-17
Matthew, the author of this gospel of Christ, traced the genealogy of Jesus Christ from Abraham to David then from David to the captivity to Babylon, and from the captivity to
Babylon to Jesus Christ. From Abraham to David is 14 generations, from David to captivity to Babylon is 14 generations, while from captivity to Babylon to Jesus is 14 generations. The carefulness and exactitude with which Matthew recorded the genealogy of Jesus Christ underscores the importance of record-keeping. Many of us cannot keep record or gather information about the events that happen in our churches, families, villages, places of work, etc. Let us learn from Matthew to gather and keep important pieces of information.
From the genealogy traced above, Jesus had a link with David by 28 generations. This explains why sometimes the gospel refers to Jesus Christ as the Son of David. Jesus came
for the Jews and the gentiles. No wonder 1 Timothy 1:15 says that this is a true saying and worthy of all acceptance that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. Make sure you are saved.
PRAYER: Lord, please help me to strongly believe in Your Son Jesus Christ.