Daily Delight

Friday, April 29, 2016

The book of Matthew introduces a key theme that can be seen throughout the entire gospel. The key theme is simply that Jesus came to fulfill. This simple truth is vital to the Christian lives that we lead today. The fulfillment of God’s promises throughout the entire Old Testament is demonstrated through the Son Jesus Christ. There are over three hundred prophesies about the coming Messiah in the Old Testament. It is in Matthew where we are shown how Jesus was the perfect and entire fulfillment of these.

It is through Jesus that we, as believers, are no longer under the old law. Jesus served as the perfect sacrifice, and he died a death he did not do anything to deserve. God sacrificed His Son so that we can come to know Him through Jesus. One example can be found in Isaiah, where the Holy Word says, Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. –Isaiah 7:14. This proclamation from the Lord was fulfilled by Jesus and can be seen in Matthew. "All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: The virgin will conceive a give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel (which means 'God with us'). –Matthew 1:22.

This is only one example of the hundreds where Jesus fulfilled everything God said would happen when the Savior came to free us from the bondage of sin. What can we take from this? We can learn the sincerity of our Heavenly Father’s trust. We can trust that when He give is a vision, that He will see through to the provision. When God promises something in our lives, then He will provide. We can trust the Word of God is concrete and never changes. We can trust that God loves us with an unconditional love. We can entirely and wholeheartedly trust the Father’s will for our life. We must trust in Him even when cannot see where God is leading us. It is through faith that we live in Him, my sisters.

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About the Author

Hope Boyd≫ ≫This 19-year-old gal receives the honor of calling Clarksville, TN, home. Hope Lauren is in her sophomore year at Austin Peay State University and works part-time for a local coffee shop inside of a beautiful antique marketplace in her hometown. When she is not knee deep in the Word of God, Hope can be found grabbing coffee within a 100-mile radius (she loves to coffee shop hop) or on any trail--as she frequently takes hiking trips to the mountains in the eastern part of her beloved state. Hope will only be calling the United States home for three more months; she will be moving to Ethiopia to serve as a field director for a non-profit that advocates child sponsorship and cares for the orphans in Africa. She is thrilled to be spending her last few months in the States with the Daughter of Delight ministry and can hardly wait to see what the Lord has in store for everyone this season. Follow her adventures via pictures on Instagram: @ho__bo__


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