OVERVIEW: While the Babylonians defeat mighty Jerusalem, humble Bethlehem would one day provide victory for Israel and the world through the future birth of Jesus Christ.
BIG IDEA: God keeps his promises, and nothing will stop his plan.
KEY VERSE: Micah 5:2 (God to Israel)
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.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
Do you feel small and insignificant? Do you feel powerless and unsure of how to protect yourself? Do you think you don’t have what it takes, or the time needed to get something done? If so, you are now ready to watch me work. The truth is you are valuable, and you are powerful, and you have just what you need, but it’s all found in me. Let me define your worth and let me supply your needs.
Bethlehem was deemed unimportant. It was small and often overlooked, but King David was born there, and Jesus—the King of Kings—was, too. No problem is too big for me. Give me your life and allow me to make you the person I created you to be. Don’t fall for the same trap that consumes many. They thirst for power and hunger for recognition, but they look in the wrong places. Look to me. Call on me. I want to be the news in your life. I want to be the one you speak about with others.
Don’t dismiss God as the solution to your problem. No problem is too big for God to handle or too small to be insignificant. Take time to pray today for your need or a friend’s.