Subject: January 16th — Daily Devotional by Watchman Nee

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The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Matthew 1.1.

Naturally the son of David is Solomon. To speak of the Lord as the son of David intimates that the Lord is to be as Solomon. In his lifetime Solomon did two things in particular: he uttered words of wisdom and he built the holy temple. But our Lord is greater than Solomon both as a prophet and as a builder. He builds a spiritual temple by sending forth the Holy Spirit.

Now in speaking of the Lord as the son of Abraham, the Bible intimates here that He is to be like Isaac. In his own day Isaac also performed two outstanding things, which were his being offered on the altar and his marrying Rebecca who was not a Hebrew. In like manner, our Lord was offered as a sacrifice on the cross and by His death and resurrection He has entered into a marriage union with His church that is formed of the Gentiles as well as the Jews.

This daily devotional comes from the book 
The Lord My Portion by Watchman Nee.
The Lord My Portion by Watchman Nee