When Jesus departed from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out and saying, “Son of David, have mercy on us!”
28 And when He had come into the house, the blind men came to Him. And Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.”
29 Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith let it be to you.”
30 And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly warned them, saying, “See that no one knows it.”
31 But when they had departed, they spread the news about Him in all that country.
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®, Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
As we are entering the holiday season, specifically the Judeo-Christian holidays, I am reminded of the fact that Jesus was Jewish, and, thus, a product of Jewish culture.
Because of the upcoming holidays, it would seem appropriate for us to read and explore the Gospel of Matthew, the first of the gospels.
Originally written for the Jewish people, the Gospel of Matthew presents Christ as the Son of David, as well as, the Son of Abraham. Matthew begins writing by tracing Jesus’ genealogy to King David, and, later, connects many events in the life of Jesus with predictions about Him in the Old Testament, a good number of which have already been fulfilled.
So, let’s dig in to exploring this next book of the Bible, The Gospel of Matthew, praying, along the way, that God’s Holy Spirit will be our guide as we read.