About 800 years before Jesus’s birth, Micah the prophet prophesied of Jesus coming into the world and even being born in Bethlehem. This is that he said, “but thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting. Therefore will he give them up, until the time that she which travaileth hath brought forth: then the remnant of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel. And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God; and they shall abide: for now shall he be great unto the ends of the earth.” (Micah 5:2-4) Here we learn about a woman giving birth to a child in the city of Bethlehem. This same child has no beginning of days, nor end of days. This could only mean that He is God. He is also the ruler of Israel and His Father is with Him.
Until the ends of this earth will people that Jesus is great, that He is Lord. Jesus is more than Israel’s coming Messiah, but also God in the flesh. Jesus said the following about Himself, which speaks of him being of old and of everlasting. It is written with Jesus saying, “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.” (Revelation 22:13) And during the time of Jesus’s birth, Herod’s scribes knew that His birth was prophesied of by Micah the prophet. It is written, “and they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet, and thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.” (Matthew 2:5) The wise men then heard this and followed the star to where Jesus was a young baby. They then delivered their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh to the Lord God of Israel. He is our King and shall reign forevermore.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that people will begin to search the scriptures and discover Your truths for themselves. There are hidden gems all throughout the Bible that people are missing out on in their life. We have people so preoccupied with the things of this world that they only pick up and read Your words on occasion. It may have been a lamp unto their feet at one time in their lives, but it has since died out. And now everything is as they want to see it, not the way You wish to help people see. Your truth is now looked down upon, while false teachings of this world are looked up to. I wish this was not the case in supposed Christian homes, but it is. Lord, come now and wake these people up from their slumber. During this Christmas season, my only desire is to lead people into discovering You more and more, especially in remembrance of Your birth. Then, can people begin to look to You in faith during other times of the year also, while also reading the Bible daily. This I pray, in Jesus’s Name. Amen.