Ep. 71 - Matthew - Chapters 1&2
On episode 71 of the Adorned Podcast we dive into chapters 1 and 2 of Matthew. The book begins with the genealogy of Jesus and we immediately notice that Matthew is reassuring the Jews that Jesus is indeed their promised Messiah. Matthew then goes on to recount the story of Jesus’ birth and the events surrounding the first few years of His life. Throughout these first 2 chapters we continually see God’s sovereignty in the big miracles, the small details, and even through what Herod meant for evil. The beginning of this book is such a good reminder that we can rest in the fact that God is in total and complete control!
“God is in control and can use anyone He pleases. He can save anyone He pleases.”
“The first link between my soul and Christ is not my goodness but my badness, not my merit but my misery, not my standing but my falling, not my riches but my need.” -Charles Spurgeon
“If you believe in a God who controls the big things, you have to believe in a God who controls the little things.” -Elisabeth Elliot
“God is not only sovereign over the big things and the small things, but He is also sovereign over the bad.”
“Seeing the brokenness of man truly gets us to see Jesus for who he really is and how much His blood accomplishes on the cross on our behalf.”
*The beautiful music heard on today’s episode is by Katie Cobbs*