Matthew 1:1, “The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham.”
The Gospel of Matthew is written with a Jewish audience in mind. The Jews would want the proof this genealogy presents before proceeding any further…so Matthew wisely obliges them.
There are many lessons within the genealogy, but it’s interesting to read (even before Abraham), that Jesus was the Son of David. (from the human side through Joseph, He was David’s descendant.) The reason Matthew mentions this is due to the fact that Matthew presents Jesus as the King. As David was the conquering king of the past, Jesus is the coming, conquering King of the future! We read a little detail about Jesus’ return in Revelation 19:16, “And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.”
The King is coming! One day soon, and very soon, all people, all presidents, all residents of planet earth – past, present, and future – will prostrate themselves before King Jesus. All wrongs will be made right, justice will prevail, and His rule will not fail…how I long for that day!
Until the whole world hears,
Your brother in Christ,