Bible Reading Reflection: Matthew One and Two

The book of Mathew starts with the birth of Jesus Christ, the Messiah, born in Bethlehem, in Judea during King Herod’s time.

I find it interesting that Mary conceived Jesus while she was still a virgin, before marrying Joseph. He almost divorced Mary because of birthing Jesus. This confirms that Jesus is perfectly made in the image of God, who died for our sins on the cross.

King Herod was disturbed that Jesus was the Messiah because the townspeople listen to Jesus over him. In response to this, he sent out soldiers to kill Jesus and all the other young boys in the town of Galilee.

Joseph had a dream where an angel of the Lord appeared, instructing him, Mary, and newborn Jesus to pack their things and move to Nazareth. This move to Nazareth, as the prophets had said, “He will be called a Nazarene.”