Matthew: The Gospel of the King and His Kingdom
Mar 1, 2015 | by Dewey Howard
For those of us who live in a modern democracy, the ideas of "kings" and "kingdom" can be hard to grasp and even harder to make a reality in our lives. For the Jews in the first century, it was an ever-present reality – and a greatly desired expectation. According to the Old Testament, a king from God would come who would establish Judah as an everlasting kingdom and free them from domination of other world powers. In his gospel, Matthew introduces Jews to the King they longed to see. For him, it was absolutely Good News. In our own lives today, we need the good news of the King and the Kingdom over which He reigns. What is this Kingdom? What kind of King do we have? What does it mean to be a citizen of this Kingdom? Matthew has much to teach us.