As we look at the genealogy of Jesus in the book of Matthew, it shows us more than just a bunch of names. Jesus’ claim that He could be the Messiah is verified as legal because it goes through Abraham and David. It’s scandalous because the lineage is full of sinners with broken and shady pasts. It’s merciful in that it preserves the line of David through Joseph, a lowly stone mason. It is also inclusive, comprising of Jews, Gentiles, pagans, believers, men and women, displaying that the gospel is for everyone and that Jesus is the Messiah, the rightful King, and the Savior of the world.