Matthew 1:18-25 – A BABY IS ON THE WAY!
A MIRACLE – Vs. 18
Mary became pregnant through the work of the Holy Spirit of God. Isaiah 7:14, Luke 1:34-35
A MISUNDERSTANDING – Vs. 19
Joseph, of course, thought that Mary was guilty of unfaithfulness.
Espousal was a very serious commitment. Even though the couple had not come together physically, they were considered married.
Joseph was thinking of privately giving her a divorce, rather than causing her public shame. Notice, he was a righteous man.
A MESSAGE – Vss. 20-23
Joseph is told that Mary is pregnant by the Spirit of God, and that his name will be Jesus. (Vss. 20-21) We are told that all of this was done to fulfill the Scriptures. (Vss. 22-23)
A MARRIAGE Vss. 24-25
Notice the faith and obedience of Joseph.