- 7 years ago
vv. 1-3 – Clay pointed out, “How would God have Jesus born in Bethlehem as prophesied in Micah 5:2 when his parents lived in Nazareth? He would use a pagan government.”
vv. 4 – Jesus would be David’s descendant, the king who would always be on His throne.
vv. 5-13 – Born in a manger. Angel told shepherds, not political nor religious rulers – humility.
v. 14 – “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”
Favor – (eudokia) “good will, kind intent, delight, pleasure”
Easter is a celebration of God demonstrating his love for us.
The Lord shows Moses his glory.
18 Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.” 19 And the LORD said, “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the LORD, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. 20 But,” he said, “you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live.”