The Obscurity of the King (Matthew 2:13-23)

Matthew has been showing us pictures of who the Savior will be and what his mission will be. Matthew 2 contains four prophecies that show the obscurity of the Christ. We looked at the first of these prophecies last week. The Christ was to be born in Bethlehem, a little town to be counted among the clans of Judah (Micah 5:2), will no longer be little in the eyes of people. The other three prophecies of Matthew 2 also highlight the obscurity of the king. But these pictures of obscurity are also going to present to us three more important pictures of Jesus that are to encourage our faith and help us see the nature of our Savior…

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