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on December 31, 2022 — by .
This content is part of a series Bright Morning Reflections, in topic 2022 & books 2 Samuel, Genesis, Jeremiah, Joshua, Luke, Matthew.

The Family

The genealogy of Jesus is found only in Matthew and Luke. The genealogies show how the birth of Jesus fulfilled the promises made to Abraham (Gen 12:2-3; 22:18). Matthew, writing for the Jews, begins his genealogy with Abraham, father of the Jewish race (Matt 1:1-2a). Luke, writing for non-Jews, traces Jesus’ genealogy back past Abraham to Adam, to emphasize Jesus’ union with the whole human race (Luke 3:34b-38).

on December 29, 2022 — by .
This content is part of a series Bright Morning Reflections, in topic 2022 & books Genesis, Jeremiah, Matthew.

Herod Kills Young Boys

Herod waited for the wise men but they never returned to him. It does not mean that they did it for the purpose of mocking or deriding him, but that he was disappointed in their not returning, or that he had been trifled with. It was the angel that directed the wise men not to return to Herod with any report.

on December 26, 2022 — by .
This content is part of a series Bright Morning Reflections, in topic 2022 & books Acts, John, Mark, Matthew, Micah.

We Seen His Star

Jesus was born during the time of Herod the Great, who through treachery and murder removed all possible rivals. Then, having made his position safe, he began to develop and expand his kingdom. He ruled Judea for thirty-three years (37-4 BC). He carried out impressive building programs, two of his most notable achievements being the rebuilding of Samaria and the construction of Caesarea as a Mediterranean port.

on December 22, 2022 — by .
This content is part of a series Bright Morning Reflections, in topic 2022 & books Ephesians, ISAIAH.

United in Christ

For centuries there had been bitterness and tension between Jews and Gentiles, mainly because of the way proud Jews looked down on Gentiles. Jews had circumcision as the sign that they were God’s people; Gentiles did not. Because they were not God’s people, Gentiles enjoyed none of Israel’s privileges through the covenants and promises. They had no hope for a Messiah and no knowledge of God (verse 11-12).

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