Sunday, September 04, 2016

Fresh Studies in Matthew, Matthew 1 continued

Catholics ignore the Bible about Mary.  It clearly says they consummated their marriage.  Matthew gives Joseph’s side of the story since it’s focusing on kingship through an earthly heirship. The virgin birth was part of Jewish expectation.  Mary and Joseph were obedient and really didn’t get much say in the matter, although I’m sure they had plenty to talk about and complain to God over in their hearts.  It wasn’t going to be easy.  We are so whiny, so entitled, so unwilling to go through any inconvenience, and they went through a huge one.  IT was a form of suffering and shame, but at least the Jewish expectation of a miraculous birth was on their side—although probably from a wealthy family. 

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