Lent day 2: Who is this Matthat?
Luke 3: 29 “the son of Matthat”
This is the second Matthat whose father is Levi. The first in verse 24 named his son ‘God is high’ and this Matthat named his son ‘God is exalted’ or ‘whom God has exalted’.
When your name means ‘gift of God’ then perhaps whatever generation you are living in your eyes are not on the earthy temporal things. You are a person who sings the songs of ascents, the pilgrim songs for the journey of life (Psalm 120-134).
Yesterday many Christians began in various forms a journey through Lent. It was Ash Wednesday where the ashes come from the palm branches of last year’s enthusiasm. We need our first love of enthusiasm to be restored.
Today we journey forward and we lift up our eyes like Matthat and we model our lives on Jesus who daily walked with his Father in prayer. He built His life on looking to the hills to see where his help came from (Psalm 121).
Today we give thanks to God for His indescribably gift! 2 Corinthians 9:15
Today we know it is by grace we are saved, through faith—and this is not from ourselves, it is the gift of God. Ephesians 2:8
Today we fan into flame the gift of God. 2 Timothy 1:6
Jesus is the indescribable gift.
Yesterday a Pastor spoke with joy to me of how he had led someone to experience salvation, this gracious gift, in his office.
Our responsibility is to keep His presence, the gift, alive and flourishing in our lives.
Let us lift our eyes today to the gift of God.