Have you ever consider the significance of something as mundane as the account of Christ’s genealogy? In Matthew 1:1 it says, “The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.” By writing this Matthew highlights two of the most important characters in the line of Christ. First, Abraham is the father of the Hebrew nation. It was through Abraham’s seed that God promised to bless all the nations. Second, David is the greatest of the Old Testament kings. The promises that God made to David guarantees that one of his descendants would sit on the throne Israel forever. This promise was for an eternal King who possessed an eternal kingdom.
Now, Abraham must have thought how could one of my descendants bless all the people’s of the earth. And David must have thought how could one of my descendants reign forever. Then, many years after their deaths along comes Jesus, son of Abraham, son of David, and the mystery was solved. One who is the King of kings and therefore able to bless all the nations has arrived.
Do you see the Big Picture-how Christ is the fulfillment of all the Old Testament promises? How every detail of Scripture, even the most mundane, demonstrates the centrality of Christ?
Something to think about from the “Kingdom Perspective.”