This blog continues its journey through the Bible in 1 year by starting the Book of Matthew today. As a brief introduction to this writing a few points of interest should be noted. It was written from a Jewish perspective and geared towards a Jewish audience. This gospel account includes many references to the Old Testament.
If you are reading through Matthew I would encourage you to be on the lookout for the phrase “might be fulfilled” or a close variation of this phrase depending on your translation. This phrase is emphasizing a fulfilled Old Testament prophecy.
The account of Matthew goes to great lengths to demonstrate that Jesus Christ is the messiah and the proof is in the fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecies. I pray as I read Matthew that God will open my eyes to the fullness of Christ!