2But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
though you are small among the clans of Judah,
out of you will come for me
one who will be ruler over Israel,
whose origins are from of Old,
from ancient times.” (Micah 5:2)
Happy Monday family. I am jumping ahead two chapters in our Old Testament reading because there is not much in the Book of Micah until you reach the verse above. Micah is full of the same damning prophecies about how the people of Judah have strayed away from God. But then we get to Chapter 5 and Micah is suddenly prophesying about the coming of Christ, the future “ruler of Israel” who comes from little old Bethlehem.
The great plan of our redemption was designed by God long ago. He picked the exact moment in human history to send Jesus to save us all from eternal damnation. Have you accepted that free gift of grace? Are you living a life worthy of your name being written in the greatest story ever told? It’s Monday, the start to a new week, a perfect opportunity to launch a life changing movement. Begin today.
A handful of great singles dropped on Friday, as well as a new live worship album from Hillsong Worship. I’ll try to post on here for the next three days, but I might get busy, if I do, I will continue to share my favorite new music. I really want to highlight all these verses referencing Jesus from the prophet Micah. Click the image below to hear the newest single from Vertical Worship.
Reading plan: 1 John 2: 28, 29
Deeper reading plan: Micah 3