Scripture Reading: Matthew 1:1
The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
Reflections: Matthew’s account of the birth of Christ starts with His genealogy, where He is connected to two significant Jewish father figures, Abraham and David. We know from Gal 3:16 that when God promised Abraham that the world would be blessed through his seed, He referred to Jesus Christ. We also know that When God promised David that his seed would sit on the throne forever, He was also referring to Jesus Christ ( Jer 33:16-31. 2 Tim 2:8 ). Thus, While Jesus would be born to save the world from sin, His kingdom would also be everlasting. Therefore, by linking Christ’s birth to the promises God made to David and Abraham, Matthew emphasised it as a direct fulfilment of God’s word and, consequently, a demonstration of God’s faithfulness. Christmas, therefore, serves as a testament to God’s unwavering faithfulness and promise-keeping nature. You can always trust God to deliver on His Word!
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you that you are faithful.
Confession: God is faithful