Summary: In today's passage, Matthew reveals the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah,
demonstrating Jesus’ legal claim to the throne of David as a legal descent from David
Focus Verse: 1 – "This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham."
Reflection: "What is God saying to you through this verse?"
I’m sure many of us have experienced going to a theatre or play. The opening act often
sets the tone for the rest of the story. The opening act of gospel of Matthew declares
who Jesus Christ is, the Messiah, the son of David and Abraham through ancestral
Matthew, a tax collector who became an inner circle apostle of Jesus Christ, a
compelling eyewitness to Jesus’ ministry and His death and resurrection, makes a huge
opening statement that Jesus is the long-anticipated Messiah, who brought the kingdom
of God to earth and is the prophesied fulfillment of God’s promise and deliverance for
both Jew and Gentile.
When I was growing up, I was also curious about the origin (genealogy) of my faith in
Jesus Christ. It was no surprise that my faith had its origin in intergenerational faith
going back to 4 th generation when my ancestors declared “as for me and my household,
we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15b), which became our family motto. As a young
person, I often witnessed my father sitting in front of an open bible submerged in God’s
Word in daily QT. This image made a quiet an impression on my attitude towards the
importance of abiding in God’s Word on a daily basis, establishing a holy relationship
with the love of God the father, being sanctified and renewed daily through God the
Son, and enjoying the blessings through the fellowship of the Holy Spirit truly
overwhelms me with sincere gratitude. It is my sincere hope and prayer that our
genealogy will also continue to bear eyewitnesses to Jesus’s ministry through our
working hands of brothers and sisters of NHC.
Prayer: Dear God, thank you for sending your Son, Jesus Christ, our savior, our King,
who inspires us to inspire others through our humble sacrificial services to uphold your
love until you come again. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.