The message of the book of Matthew is that Jesus is the promised Messiah, the King of kings. In Part 1 of Matthew (chapters 1-7) we are introduced to Jesus through his genealogy, his birth narrative, and his teaching. Immediately we see the humble people he calls. His narrative includes the humblest of people. His birth narrative calls the humble shepherds. His teaching calls for people to be “poor in spirit.” Throughout we learn that though Jesus is the King of all kings, he invites poor sinners to come to him. The Proclaim Commentary series brings expositional insight and practical application to every day life. It is written not only for pastors, teachers, and leaders, but also for families, students, or anyone desiring to explore the riches of God’s Word.