throne will be established forever" (2 Samuel 7:13, 16).
Jesus is the fulfillment of that promise, for the New Testament tells us repeatedly that Jesus is King of kings and Lord of Lords. After his death and resurrection, Jesus ascended into heaven, where he now sits at the right hand of God, the place of honor, to rule the world forever.
This is why Matthew begins his
gospel with the genealogy of Jesus. This record provides the documentation that any Jew would want to see to verify Jesus' claim to be the Messiah. Matthew traces Jesus' family line back through Joseph all the way to David.
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