“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.”

– Micah 5:2 (NIV)

Today’s commentary
by Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

We find this pattern in the Scriptures: God takes weak and foolish things to confound the strong and wise. It was only when Abraham was outside his known territory that God could use him. Moses was required to live in the desert for 40 years before he could lead the Jewish people out of Egypt. Similarly, Bethlehem was a border town with the Gentiles. It was considered an unclean city and totally out of touch with the rest of the Jewish realm, yet Bethlehem was the place that God chose to reveal the Savior of mankind, Jesus Christ. Do you feel that God is whittling you down? Rejoice, he’s getting ready to use you in a great way! Do you see yourself on the margins and insignificant? Congratulations! You’re positioned to do great things for God.

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