Today’s Reading – Micah
“But 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.”
Therefore Israel will be abandoned until the time when she who is in labor bears a son, and the rest of his brothers return to join the Israelites. He will stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God. And they will live securely, for then his greatness will reach to the ends of the earth. Micah 1:2-4
When you read the Bible chronologically, you end up flipping a lot of pages and it can be confusing.
The first verse of Micah helps us put Micah in the place we read it today in the midst of Second Chronicles.
The word of the LORD that came to Micah of Moresheth during the reigns of Jotham,
Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah—the vision he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem.
So in the midst of the proclamation that judgement and destruction is coming, there is a message of hope.
God promises there will be a remnant preserved and that in time ONE will come.
Each prophet tells us more about this promised Savior.
Micah is most remembered for telling us the savior will come from Bethlehem.
It would be a long wait before this Savior came, but the people held onto this hope.
Today, we are waiting for the return of the Savior just as He promised.
While we wait, hold on to that hope!
Tomorrow’s Reading – 2 Chronicles 28 and Isaiah Chapters 9-12