The book of Matthew begins with the genealogy of Jesus. “An account of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham” (Matthew 1:1). Immediately, the Davidic covenant is mentioned, and we are introduced to the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah. Knowing the Davidic covenant, we are able to gauge the importance of the statement that Jesus is the son of David. “When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come forth from your body, and I will establish his kingdom” (2 Samuel 11). From this verse in the Old Testament, we know that the LORD is making David’s offspring into a kingdom. When we are told that Jesus is a son of David, we can understand that through Jesus, the Davidic covenant will be fulfilled.
Within Matthew 1:1, we are told that Jesus is also the son of Abraham. This is important because of the covenant God made with Abraham.
“Now the LORD said to Abram, ‘Go from your country and your kindred and your father 's house to the land that I will sho...
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...e written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name” (John 20:30-31).
In Matthew, it is emphasized more that Jesus is a teacher, and through this role, he brings blessings to all nations by bringing understanding and knowledge to the people in how they should live. In John, there is a direct focus on how God worked through Jesus. Through the signs we are told about in John, we are to believe in him. This brings belief brings blessings to all nations through the belief in his abilities and increasing discipleship, leading to the reordering of the world, giving people life in his name. Though these two gospels are take a unique perspective on Jesus Christ, through both we are able to see the reordering of the world taking place and the fulfillment of the covenants.
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