Advent Day 2
“Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel” (Isa 7:14 NKJV).
Mary, a virgin from the lineage of David, birthed Jesus through agency of the Holy Spirit. Procreation or (begetting) in Mary’s womb made Jesus the Son of God (v. 18), thus, fulfilling the prophecy that Christ would be born of a virgin (Isa 7:14; Matt 1:21-23; Cox, 2013). Jesus descended as a scion from the lineage of David–a Rod from the stem of Jesse (Isa 11:1), father of David (1 Sam 17:12). As the Son of David, it established Jesus’ human lineage born through the virgin, Mary. The Matthean Gospel portrayed Jesus as the King, the Seed as Son of David (cf. Matt 1:22-23: “Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet”).