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Day 3: The Promise of Faith

Scripture to meditate on: Micah 5:2 The Ruler from Bethlehem
“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.”

In Micah’s prophecy the birthplace of the Messiah is revealed–Bethlehem. This verse speaks of the unexpected nature of God’s divine plan, choosing a humble town like Bethlehem as the birthplace of a ruler destined to shepherd His people. The mention of ancient origins emphasizes the eternal nature of the Messiah, echoing the divine purpose woven into the fabric of history.

God likes doing things in unexpected ways. Even if you feel small or unimportant, God can use you for something big in His plan. Let this encourage us to trust God’s surprising moves in our lives and remember that He’s got a grand plan even when things seem small.

Questions to ponder:

  • What does this passage say about God?
  • What does this passage say about me or my relationships?
  • What should I do in light of this passage?
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