Matthew 1

Arlin Sorensen's Thoughts on Scripture

Matthew 1 gives us the lineage of Jesus.  It begins with Abraham and runs through David.  It certainly isn’t filled with everyone being the stellar example of godliness and holiness.  There were plenty of faults to go around.  Yet God chose to bring His son into the world through this line of sinners and people that fell short.  Fourteen generations are captured here, and Joseph was Jesus father while on this earth.

Along the journey these generations had many problems including “deportation to Babylon” among other things.  Matthew tells us “the birth of Jesus Christ took place this way”.  It was a bit unconventional to say the least.  Joseph and Mary were engaged to be married, but there was a problem that Joseph discovered – she was pregnant and they hadn’t “came together” yet.  By today’s standards that may not be such a big…

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