The Promised Son
“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are little among the thousands of Judah, yetout of you shall comeforth to Methe One to be Rulerin Israel, whose goings forth are from of old, from everlasting.”
–Micah 5:2, emphasis added
Micah’s reference to Bethlehem prompts us to reflect upon Isaiah’s and Micah’s prophecies concerning the Messiah and the salvation He would bring. Almost word for word, they spoke of Israel’s future and the coming glorious earthly reign of the Messiah (Isaiah 2:2-4;Micah 4:1-3).
Just as Micah had prophesied around 700 years before Jesus came, the little town of Bethlehem was indeed the birth place of the Messiah–the One who would be“Ruler in Israel”--the One“whose goings forth are from of old, from everlasting”(Micah 5:2)! We should therefore not only reflect upon the “eternal God’s…
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