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"They fell down and worshiped Jesus"
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12
1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king,..."They fell down and worshiped Jesus"
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12
1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, 2 "Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the East, and have come to worship him." 3 When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; 4 and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. 5 They told him, "In Bethlehem of Judea; for so it is written by the prophet: 6 `And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who will govern my people Israel.'" 7 Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star appeared; 8 and he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, "Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him bring me word, that I too may come and worship him." 9 When they had heard the king they went their way; and lo, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came to rest over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy; 11 and going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. 12 And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way.
Meditation: If Jesus truly is who he claims to be, the eternal Son of God and Savior of the world, then why is he not recognized by everyone who hears his word and sees his works? John the Evangelist states that when Jesus came into the world the world knew him not and his own people received him not (John 1:10-11). Jesus was born in obscurity. Only the lowly shepherds recognized him at his birth. Some wise men also found their way to Bethlehem to pay homage to the newborn King of Israel. These men were not Israelites, but foreigners. They likely had read and discussed the Messianic prophecies and were anxious to see when this Messianic King would appear. God led them by means of an extraordinary star across the desert to the little town where Jesus was born. In their thirst for the knowledge of God, they willingly left everything, their home and country, in pursuit of that quest. In their diligent search they were led to the source of true knowledge -- to Jesus Christ, the Light and Wisdom of God. When they found the newborn King they humbly worshiped him and gave him gifts fitting for a king.
What fueled their search for the Messianic King? Faith in the promise of God to send a Redeemer, a King who would establish God's reign of peace and righteousness. Faith is an entirely free gift that God makes to us. It is through the help of the Holy Spirit, who moves the heart and opens the eyes of the mind, that we are able to understand, accept, and believe the truth which God reveals to us. In faith, the human will and intellect cooperate with grace. "Believing is an act of the intellect assenting to the divine truth by command of the will moved by God through grace" (Thomas Aquinas).
To know and to encounter Jesus Christ is to know God personally. In the encounter of the wise men with Jesus we see the plan of God to give his only Son as King and Savior, not just for the Jewish people but for all the nations as well. The Lord Jesus came that both Jew and Gentile might find true and lasting peace with God. Let us pray today that Jew and Gentile alike will find the Lord and Savior on their journey of life. Do you bring the light of Jesus Christ to those you meet through the witness of your life and testimony?
"Lord Jesus Christ, we thank you for bringing salvation to all the nations. May the gospel of salvation be proclaimed to every nation today and to every person on the face of the earth. Help me to be a good witness of the joy of the gospel to all I meet." Show more
Introduction to The Gospel of Matthew: a commentary & meditation The Gospel of the Kingdom of God Jesus chose one of the unlikeliness of men to be...Commentaries and Sermons
"He will save his people from their sins"
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-24
18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary..."He will save his people from their sins"
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-24
18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child of the Holy Spirit; 19 and her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. 20 But as he considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit; 21 she will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins." 22 All this took place to fulfil what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: 23 "Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel" (which means, God with us). 24 When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him; he took his wife
Meditation: Do you believe that God will fulfill every promise he has made? The prophets Jeremiah and Isaiah spoke words of hope in a hopeless situation for Israel. The Davidic dynasty was corrupt and unfit for a Messianic King. Apostates like King Ahaz (2 Kings 16) and weaklings like Zedekiah (Jeremiah 38) occupied the throne of David. How could God be faithful to his promise to raise up a righteous King who would rule forever over the house of David? The prophets trusted that God could somehow “raise up a righteous shoot” from the stump of Jesse (Isaiah 2:11). Like the prophets we are called “in hope to believe against hope” (Romans 4:18) that God can and will fulfill all his promises.
Mary had to face an enormous challenge to her faith and trust in God and to the faith of her family and Joseph, the man she chose to marry. She was asked to assume a burden of tremendous responsibility. It had never been heard of before that a child could be born without a natural father. Mary was asked to accept this miraculous exception to the laws of nature. That required faith and trust in God and in his promises. Second, Mary was not yet married. Pregnancy outside of wedlock was not tolerated in those days. Mary was only espoused to Joseph, and such an engagement had to last for a whole year. She was asked to assume a great risk. She could have been rejected by Joseph, by her family, by all her own people. Mary knew that Joseph and her family would not understand without revelation from God. She nonetheless believed and trusted in God's promises.
Joseph, a just and God-fearing man, did not wish to embarrass or punish his espoused wife, Mary when he discovered that she was pregnant. To all appearances she had broken their solemn pledge to be faithful and chaste to one another. Joseph, no doubt took this troubling matter to God in prayer. He was not hasty to judge or to react with hurt and anger. God rewarded him not only with guidance and consolation, but with the divine assurance that he had indeed called Joseph to be the husband of Mary and to assume a mission that would require the utmost faith, confidence, and trust in Almighty God. Joseph believed in the divine message to take Mary as his wife and to accept the child in her womb as the promised Messiah. Like Mary, Joseph is a model of faith for us. He is a faithful witness and servant of God's unfolding plan of redemption. Are you ready to believe in the promises of God, even when faced with perplexing circumstances and what seems like insurmountable problems? God has not left us alone, but has brought us his only begotten Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Let us celebrate Christmas, the feast of the Incarnation, with joyful hearts and let us renew our faith and hope in God and in his redeeming work.
"Lord Jesus, you came to save us from sin and the power of death. May I always rejoice in your salvation and trust in your plan for my life". Show more
"The genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David"
Scripture: Matthew 1:1-17
1 The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son..."The genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David"
Scripture: Matthew 1:1-17
1 The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. 2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, 3 and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Ram, 4 and Ram the father of Ammin'adab, and Ammin'adab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon, 5 and Salmon the father of Bo'az by Rahab, and Bo'az the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse, 6 and Jesse the father of David the king. And David was the father of Solomon by the wife of Uri'ah, 7 and Solomon the father of Rehobo'am, and Rehobo'am the father of Abi'jah, and Abi'jah the father of Asa, 8 and Asa the father of Jehosh'aphat, and Jehosh'aphat the father of Joram, and Joram the father of Uzzi'ah, 9 and Uzzi'ah the father of Jotham, and Jotham the father of Ahaz, and Ahaz the father of Hezeki'ah, 10 and Hezeki'ah the father of Manas'seh, and Manas'seh the father of Amos, and Amos the father of Josi'ah, 11 and Josi'ah the father of Jechoniah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon. 12 And after the deportation to Babylon: Jechoni'ah was the father of She-al'ti-el, and She-al'ti-el the father of Zerub'babel, 13 and Zerub'babel the father of Abi'ud, and Abi'ud the father of Eli'akim, and Eli'akim the father of Azor, 14 and Azor the father of Zadok, and Zadok the father of Achim, and Achim the father of Eli'ud, 15 and Eli'ud the father of Elea'zar, and Elea'zar the father of Matthan, and Matthan the father of Jacob, 16 and Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called Christ. 17 So all the generations from Abraham to David were fourteen generations, and from David to the deportation to Babylon fourteen generations, and from the deportation to Babylon to the Christ fourteen generations.
Meditation: How well do you know your spiritual heritage? Genealogies are very important. They give us our roots and help us to understand our heritage. Matthew's genealogy of Jesus traces his lineage from Abraham, the father of God's chosen people, through the line of David, King of Israel. Jesus the Messiah is the direct descent of Abraham and David, and the rightful heir to David's throne. God in his mercy fulfilled his promises to Abraham and to David that he would send a Savior and a King to rule over the house of Israel and to deliver them from their enemies. When Jacob blessed his sons he foretold that Judah would receive the promise of royalty which we see fulfilled in David (Gen. 49:10). We can also see in this blessing a foreshadowing of God's fulfillment in raising up his anointed King, Jesus the Messiah. Jesus is the fulfillment of all God's promises. He is the hope not only for the people of the Old Covenant but for all nations as well. He is the Savior of the world. In him we receive adoption into a royal priesthood and holy nation as sons and daughters of the living God (see 1 Peter 1:9). Do you recognize your spiritual genealogy and do you accept God as your Father and Jesus as the sovereign King and Lord of your life?
"Lord Jesus Christ, you are the Messiah and Savior of the world, the hope of Israel and the hope of the nations. Be the ruler of my heart and the king of my home. May there be nothing in my life that is not under your kingship." Show more
Introduction to The Gospel of Matthew:
a commentary & meditation
The Gospel of the Kingdom of God
Jesus chose one of the unlikeliest of men to be...Introduction to The Gospel of Matthew:
a commentary & meditation
The Gospel of the Kingdom of God
Jesus chose one of the unlikeliest of men to be his apostle, Matthew the much hated tax-collector who worked for the Roman empire (Matthew 9:9). Unlike most of the other apostles who were skillful fishermen, Matthew was skilled with the pen and with giving an account of facts and figures. Papias, one of the earliest Church historians, records that "Matthew collected the sayings of Jesus in the Hebrew tongue." Matthew the evangelist wrote some 1068 verses. While the evangelist Mark wrote some 661 verses which focus on the "events" of Jesus' life and ministry, Matthew focuses on the substance of Jesus' teaching. When did Matthew write his gospel? Sometime in the last quarter of the first century, likely between 85 and 105 AD.
Matthew was responsible for the first collection or handbook on the teaching of Jesus. His account of Jesus' teaching is arranged in five sections which focus on the kingdom of God: (1) the Sermon on the Mount or the Law of the Kingdom comprise chapters 5-7; (2) his missionary instructions to his disciples on the duties of the leaders of the kingdom in chapter 10; (3) the Parables of the Kingdom in chapter 13; (4) the themes of "greatness" and "forgiveness" in the kingdom in chapter 18; and (5) the "coming of the King" in chapters 24-25.
Matthew's gospel is placed first in the canon of the New Testament, not because it was written first, some of Paul's letter's and the Gospel of Mark were written before, but because it is a bridge between the Old and New Testament. The main point and argument of Matthew's 28 chapters is to convince the Jews that Jesus is their Messiah King, the Anointed One, the Christ, the Son of God and founder of the kingdom of God. Matthew's account uses the word "kingdom" 50 times, and the "kingdom of heaven" 32 times.
Matthew's account emphasizes Jesus' kingly rule and divine authority. Jesus says to Peter, "I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven" (Matthew 16:19). Jesus' last words to his apostles also speak about his kingly authority over all: "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.. teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always..." (Matthew 28:18-19) Matthew uses the word "all" four times in this passage alone. Matthew also shows Jesus' authority over nature by his miracles, his authority over sin by forgiving sins, and his authority over death by his resurrection
The Gospel of the Jews
Matthew writes as a Jew to his fellow Jews to present to them the evidence for Jesus' claim to be the King of the Jews. He quotes extensively from the Old Testament prophets to show how Jesus fulfilled all that was spoken about the Messiah who would come to establish the reign [or kingdom] of God. He frequently writes, "as it is written in the prophet..." or "this was done to fulfill what was spoken by the prophets..." Nine times Matthew refers to Jesus as the "son of David". The prophets had foretold that the Messiah would be a direct descent of David. Matthew's gospel begins with the genealogy of Jesus, tracing him back to David, King of Israel, and then to Abraham, the first Jew. Matthew traces Jesus' lineage through Joseph, his foster father, rather than through Mary, his biological mother [as Luke's account does]. Matthew, the observant Jew, notes that according to Jewish genealogy, the father's lineage counted legally for royalty.
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𝐈𝐧 𝐝𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐡 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐞 𝐛𝐲 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐲𝐬𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐧𝐮𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐬, 𝐜𝐫𝐨𝐬𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐬, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐪𝐮𝐨𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐜𝐞𝐬.
𝐍𝐎𝐓𝐄: 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐕𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐞 𝐛𝐲 𝐕𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐞 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐩𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐚𝐧...𝐈𝐧 𝐝𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐡 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐞 𝐛𝐲 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐲𝐬𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐧𝐮𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐬, 𝐜𝐫𝐨𝐬𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐬, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐪𝐮𝐨𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐜𝐞𝐬.
𝐍𝐎𝐓𝐄: 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐕𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐞 𝐛𝐲 𝐕𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐞 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐩𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐚𝐧 𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐝𝐝 𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞. 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐝𝐨 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐲𝐞𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐬, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐢𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐋𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐦𝐞 𝐛𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡, 𝐚𝐝𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐮𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐠𝐨𝐚𝐥 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐟𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐩 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐨𝐟 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞 (𝐄𝐩𝐡 𝟒:𝟏𝟐-𝟏𝟑) 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐋𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐦𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐛𝐞 𝐠𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐇𝐢𝐬 𝐂𝐡𝐮𝐫𝐜𝐡. 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐧 (𝐈𝐬𝐚 𝟔𝟏:𝟑𝐛, 𝐌𝐭 𝟓:𝟏𝟔).
𝐅𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐠𝐞- 𝐅𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐉𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐧'𝐬 𝐒𝐮𝐫𝐯𝐞𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐍𝐓 𝐛𝐲 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐋𝐮𝐤𝐞 𝟏:𝟏 𝐈𝐧 𝐚𝐬 𝐦𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐚𝐬 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐢𝐥𝐞 𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐝
𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐮𝐬, ▪ 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞. 𝐉𝐨𝐡𝐧 𝟐𝟎:𝟑𝟏. 𝐀𝐜. 𝟏:𝟏–𝟑. 𝟏 𝐓𝐢. 𝟑:𝟏𝟔. 𝟐 𝐏𝐞. 𝟏:𝟏𝟔–𝟏𝟗.
𝐀𝐌𝐏𝐋𝐈𝐅𝐈𝐄𝐃 𝐒𝐈𝐍𝐂𝐄 [𝐚𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐧] 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐮𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐰 𝐮𝐩 𝐚 [𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡] 𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐝 𝐝𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐮𝐬, 𝐁𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐲 𝐒𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐚𝐬𝐤 𝐨𝐟 𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐮𝐩 𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐬𝐭 𝐮𝐬, 𝐂𝐒𝐁 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐢𝐥𝐞 𝐚 𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐮𝐬,
𝐄𝐒𝐕 𝐈𝐧𝐚𝐬𝐦𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐚𝐬 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐢𝐥𝐞 𝐚 𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐮𝐬, 𝐆𝐖𝐍 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐰𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐧 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐮𝐬. 𝐊𝐉𝐕 𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐬𝐦𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐚𝐬 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐞𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐡 𝐢𝐧 𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐚 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐮𝐬, 𝐍𝐄𝐓 𝐍𝐨𝐰 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐢𝐥𝐞 𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐮𝐬, 𝐍𝐀𝐁 𝐒𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐢𝐥𝐞 𝐚 𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐮𝐬, 𝐍𝐈𝐕 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐰 𝐮𝐩 𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐮𝐬, 𝐍𝐋𝐓 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐭 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐰𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐮𝐬.
𝐍𝐉𝐁 𝐒𝐞𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐰 𝐮𝐩 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐮𝐬, 𝐖𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭 - 𝐒𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐢𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐰
𝐮𝐩 𝐢𝐧 𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐡𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐬𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐚 𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐚 𝐰𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐥𝐞𝐝𝐠𝐞 𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐮𝐬, 𝐘𝐋𝐓 𝐒𝐞𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐞𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐚 𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐮𝐬, 𝐋𝐮𝐤𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐬 𝐚 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐮𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐋𝐮𝐤𝐞 𝟏:𝟒. Show more
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