Promised – Matthew 1:1

“The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.”
Matthew 1:1

This morning, I just want to focus on Jesus as the Promised One…that’s where my heart feels compelled to land.

I don’t know that there are really words for it. Just a sense of peace and wonder at the steadfastness of God’s promise.

To David. To Abraham.

There were generations between promise and fulfillment. Times of silence and of turmoil. Times when God appeared to forsake it all. But never a time when He wavered from fulfilling His promise.

Every step was another moment of setting the stage. Aligning the details. Getting every piece ready for the entrance of Immanuel, God With Us, the Promised One who would save His people from their sins.

Jesus came. Just as God promised. And God upholds every other promise with the same steadfastness, the same determined and sovereign purpose. Setting the stage, aligning the details, readying each piece for His entrance and His purposes to shine.

As you go about your day, as you face difficulties and pain and details that just don’t seem to fit as they should, I pray that God will assure your heart that His promises, and His purposes, stand firm. They are good, and they are beautiful, and they will make your life shine with the light of His glory and His goodness to you. He will not waver (James 1:17). His Word proves true (Psalm 18:30). It will stand even when everything else is shaken. And you will be able to look back and know that “not one word has failed of all the good things that the Lord your God promised concerning you. All have come to pass for you; not one of them has failed” (Joshua 23:14).

In those moments of doubt, “may the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ” (2 Thessalonians 3:5). Because He is steadfast. And He loves you with a greater depth than you can imagine.

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