Reflection In The Book Of Jesus

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The book of Matthew portrays Jesus as the promised Jewish Messiah and the fulfillment of Old Testament hopes and prophesies. For example, Matthew 1:1 states, “This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son Abraham.” From the beginning, Matthew writes to a Jewish audience and clearly states his purpose to depicts Jesus as the King of the Jews. He continues on to describe Jesus’ entire Jewish genealogy, which clearly portrays Jesus as Christ of the Jews. Additionally, in Matthew 27, Jesus stands before Pilate awaiting his trial. In Matthew 27:11, Pilate asks Jesus if He is the King of the Jews. Jesus replied, “You have said so.” Jesus publically announces that He is the promised Messiah of the Jews and reveals that He has …show more content…
His humanity is revealed in many ways throughout the book. For instance, He is the perfect man and Son of God. Luke 2:52 states “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and Man.” Therefore, He was fully man and fully God. He has the ability to relate to people in their struggles, yet is able to maintain His divine deity over all people. Jesus is the way for the salvation of all mankind. Luke continues to reveal Jesus’ compassion and humanity as He prays. For example, Luke 9:28 that “About eight days after Jesus said this, he took Peter, John, and James with him and went up to the mountain to pray.” Jesus understands the importance of praying with others and humbling Himself to teach others the value of fellowship in praying together. As much as Jesus upholds the worth of community prayer, He also understands the need to pray alone. Luke 5:16 reads “But Jesus withdrew to lonely places and prayed.” Although Jesus is fully God, He maintains intimacy with His father, which illustrates how people on earth must pursue a personal relationship with God. In addition to proving His humanity through prayer, Jesus demonstrates His compassion through reaching the marginalized outcasts of society. For example, Jesus pursued relationships with sinners and people with controversial reputations. Luke 15:1 states, “Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus.” He wasn’t ashamed to be seen with them because “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick” (Luke 5:31). Luke also emphasizes Jesus’ compassion for women throughout the book. In Luke chapter seven, a woman with a sinful life went to Jesus with Alabaster perfume to pour on Jesus’ feet in adoration and worship. Jesus says “Her many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown” in Luke 7:47. Women also play an important role in discovering

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