January is a great time to recommit to devoting a few moments of each day to Bible reading and prayer. For the next several months we will read through the gospel of Matthew. Your daily readings will enhance your worship experience and invite you to go deeper in your relationship with Jesus.
Monday: Matthew 1:1-17
I bet you are glad you didn’t have to read this chapter out loud! Hidden in all these names are huge clues about how God works. What names do you recognize? Use your concordance (it is in the back of most Bibles) and look up a few names to remember their story. Some of these are sinners, others saints, most are a mixed bag. What does it mean to you that God’s Messiah would have in his family line the best and worst of humanity?