The call from the wilderness. (Re)align.

Making an adjustment is one of the primary themes of the Gospels. God calls us through the wilderness of our lives to align our lives according to the Gospels. Matthew’s Gospel is concerned with righteousness and obedience – this requires a realignment of our lives – to God’s will. Matthew is a bridge builder between the Old and New Testaments. Because of this, it is the Gospel most frequently used by the early church. Matthew is quick to point out the tension between Jewish piety and corrupt religious leaders. Consider, for example, Jesus’ faithfulness that conflicts with the establishment. Jesus comes as the righteous, obedient one. Jesus comes as the adjusted one.