February 27, 2019: Day 88 – Micah 5

So, you should know this chapter and specifically verse 2.  Go back to Matthew 2 the first verses when the wise men went to Herod and asked him about the newborn king and where that king just might be.  The king's own wise men went back and debated and they came up with this Scripture which states that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem, yes, Bethlehem, which was considered a small inconsequential city.  As a result this is where the wise men went and found Jesus.  All because these verses foretold of the birth of the Messiah in Bethlehem.   It is very important to note that the new Messiah would not arise from Jerusalem, which would have been the most logical place.  But actually, maybe not the most logical place because we know that David was also born in Bethlehem.  You can look at I Samuel 17:12 where David is introduced that he is spoken of as one who was the son of an Ephrathite from Bethlehem.  So Jesus, our Savior and the Messiah, was born in the same town where David, really the first king whose heart was after the Lord, was born.  A great way to link the Old and the New Testaments in a way that reminds us that we are not just people of the New Testament, but of the entire Scripture.  
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