With New Eyes: Matthew 1:20-25

With New Eyes: Matthew 1:20-25

Re-reading the Bible in search of examples of patience and humility. May God grant me the endurance to see this study carried out.

Matthew 1:20-25 — “But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel (which means, God with us). When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife, but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus.”

Joseph listened to the angel of the Lord that appeared in his dream telling him to marry Mary, despite the speculation surrounding her pregnancy. He humbled himself to trust the Lord despite what others might say.