Interpreting Matthew: A Study of the Book of Matthew
The Gospel of Matthew heads the twenty-seven books of the New Testament. It serves the same purpose as Genesis does to the thirty-nine books of the Old Testament: it is the seed plot of the entire New Testament, and it introduces the rest of the books therein. For this reason, it is imperative that God's people have a good understanding of this book. Satan knows the significance of this gospel, so he tries every means to keep it unknown or misunderstood.
"The Gospel of Matthew is the most difficult portion to study among the entire contents of the New Testament. It is ten times more difficult than the Book of Revelation. Yet, there is a special purpose in taking up Matthew for study. It helps us to learn how to think and how to ask questions. To fail to ask what needs to be asked reveals ignorance; and to ask what should not be asked undermines the Bible. We must understand the principles of interpreting God's word."
Watchman Nee, Interpreting Matthew
Interpreting Matthew includes Watchman Nee's last study on Matthew (1950-1952) as well as his earliest notes on this Gospel (1924-1926). Part One gives his matured view, while Part Two presents his earliest study. These two studies have been put together purposely in order to illustrate the progress Nee made - from knowing the letter of the word to entering into the spirit of the word while still keeping to the letter. This ought to be true in the study of any of the Gospels.
May God, who mercifully preserved these manuscripts, use this book to bless His children!