April 5 – Matthew 1
LOOK: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”)
LISTEN: You might be tempted to skip over the list of genealogy in Matthew chapter 1 but it is important. Matthew was tracing Jesus’ genealogy from Abraham through King David all the way to Joseph. This would be important for the Jews to see that Jesus was the promised Messiah that the Old Testament promised.
LEARN: The last portion of this chapter is about Joseph accepting Jesus as his son. We can all learn from the selfless humility Joseph displayed in a difficult situation. Selfless humility is something we should always default to.