December 10, 2017
Into the humiliation of a people suffering the consequences of their sin, the prophet Micah spoke a message of hope. Alistair Begg explains that God’s promise would be fulfilled through a King born in insignificant circumstances but destined for an everlasting reign—namely, Christ the Lord. He is our eternal King, and He Himself is the peace with God that our sin requires. His coming is met with hostility and indifference from some, but those who bow before Him in humble faith find salvation.
11 Now muster your troops, O daughter2 of troops;
siege is laid against us;
with a rod they strike the judge of Israel
on the cheek.
23 But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah,
who are too little to be among the clans of Judah,
from you shall come forth for me
one who is to be ruler in Israel,
whose coming forth is from of old,
from ancient days.
3Therefore he shall give them up until the time
when she who is in labor has given birth;
then the rest of his brothers shall return
to the people of Israel.
4And he shall stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the Lord,
in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God.
And they shall dwell secure, for now he shall be great
to the ends of the earth.
5And he shall be their peace.
When the Assyrian comes into our land
and treads in our palaces,
then we will raise against him seven shepherds
and eight princes of men;
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Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.