DECEMBER 11 READING…MICAH 5-7 & PSALM 130 & REVELATION 2
Did you know it was the Old Testament Prophet Micah who tells us where Jesus would be born? In his message to Judah he tells us that Messiah would be born in the little town of Bethlehem. That He would rule over Israel. And, even though He would be born as a baby, He would be the One from eternity past. Interesting that the Old Testament prophet speaks of the eternal nature of Messiah…declaring Him as God. God uses the prophet to call His people back to Himself. When the question is asked about what the Lord requires, the answer is, “…to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with the Lord”. Nothing has changed, this is God’s call to we who belong to Him through faith in the Messiah, Jesus. Micah closes his message by declaring the corruption of both the religious and political leaders in his day. Seems not much has changed…mankind’s nature is to corrupt every good thing the Lord blesses us with. The Psalmist calls out to God and makes an incredibly true statement that every true believer deals with at one time or another. “Lord if you should take note (or keep a record) of my iniquities, who could possibly stand?” The answer is no one could stand before the Lord, unless their sins have been atoned for, and forgiven. In Revelation 2, the Lord begins His messages to His churches. He calls them back to their first love of Him. He comforts them in times of persecution. He calls them to a pure doctrine, based on His infallible Word. He is the Lord of the church…it should be His evaluation of us that is our greatest concern.
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TOMORROW’S READING…ISAIAH 1-2 & PSALM 146 & REVELATION 3