The Gospel of Matthew, written for Jewish Christians, focuses on who Jesus is, why he came, and how he fits into God’s bigger purposes. Matthew shows that Jesus is the long-expected Messiah, the bringer of God’s kingdom. The most prominent feature of this gospel is the teaching of Jesus, which is arranged in five discourses that dominate the book’s structure. This commentary is written by one of the most influential biblical scholars in recent times. F. F. Bruce’s writing is clear, illuminates the biblical text, and explains the cultural context of the Bible. The Open Your Bible Commentary was written to encourage daily Bible study. Each reading is short, but the content is rich with careful explanation, devotional warmth, and practical relevance. Nearly 100 daily readings let you explore the Gospel of Matthew in depth.
“In spite of the plain warning that God and mammon cannot be served together, a surprisingly large number of Christians try their best to prove that it can be done—and succeed in demonstrating the truth of our Lord’s words.” (Matthew 6:19–34)
“It is addressed to the disciples (5:1f.) in the hearing of larger crowds (7:28).” (Matthew 5:1–12)
“‘Mammon’ (6:24) is an Aramaic word, etymologically denoting anything in which men put their trust, but in practice standing for material gain, which can so easily take the central place in life that is due to God alone.” (Matthew 6:19–34)
“Isaiah 7:14, comes from Isaiah’s address to King Ahaz—when Judah was threatened with invasion from Syria and Israel” (Matthew 1:18–25)
“conscious of their own inadequacy, rely on God’s grace; lacking material wealth, they are inwardly rich” (Matthew 5:1–12)