DEVOTION: Micah 5:2-5 (ESV)
2 But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah,
who are too little to be among the clans of Judah,
from you shall come forth for me
one who is to be ruler in Israel,
whose coming forth is from of old,
from ancient days.
3 Therefore he shall give them up until the time
when she who is in labor has given birth;
then the rest of his brothers shall return
to the people of Israel.
4 And he shall stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the Lord,
in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God.
And they shall dwell secure, for now he shall be great
to the ends of the earth.
5 And he shall be their peace.
I have often said that there is more good news, what we call Gospel, in the Old Testament than there is in the New Testament. Here is a perfect example. In this passage from Micah we see the true and certain proclamation that a ruler will come forth from Bethlehem and that He shall be their peace.
At first glance this sounds like Micah is talking about David. David came from Bethlehem. He was a ruler of Judah. He was a shepherd boy.
The trouble with that is that David had come and gone centuries ago. Who could this be?
We know! It's our Savior, Christ the Lord! And this will be the sign for you. You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.
GOOD NEWS!! Alleluia! Praise the Lord! Christ our Savior was born, has lived, suffered, died, and rose again! Woohoo! Rejoice!
Let us pray: Lord, thank you for the good news and the reality that you have sent our Savior and He has saved us. Amen.
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YESTERDAY'S BIBLE QUIZ: Which Gospel (Matthew, Mark, Luke or John) was most probably the first to be written? Thank you Pat!!
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