Day 272 Matthew 1:1-4:25
Well if you’ve made it all the way through the OT you must be stoked. Hopefully with all that OT background, the NT will come alive, as you see Jesus fulfil all the promises and prophecies made about him.
As I read through the first four chapters of Matthew, I was amazed at how it was all about Jesus fulfilling the promises and prophecies and being the obedient Israelite, Israel were always meant to be.
For people who were waiting for God to fulfil his promises to Abraham (blessing) and David (king forever) the first verse of Matthew must have got their heart pumping.
1A record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ the son of David, the son of Abraham:
How did you find reading the NT with all the OT background?
Day 273 Matthew 5:1-6:34
To be honest with ya, I’ve always struggled to understand ‘The Beatitudes’, and today is no different. One thing I noticed as I read through it, was that Jesus seemed to pushing for a genuine relationship with God. Not doing stuff to impress others but doing everything to please God.
Why do you live for God? Is it to get praise for yaself or the big fella?