Minor Prophets (7)

Micah was a prophet from the town of Moresheth. God gave Micah different visions and prophecies to share. One of these prophecies is found in verse 2 of our Bible Reading. “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, are the smallest town in Judah. Your family is almost too small to count, but the ‘Ruler of Israel’ will come from you to rule for me.” What happened about 700 years later?

We find that answer in the New Testament. King Herod asked the Jewish teachers where the Christ (Jesus) would be born. In Matthew 2:5a, they answered, “In the town of Bethlehem in Judea.” How did they know the answer? Matthew 2:5b-6 shows us that they shared the same words Micah had written!

God is amazing! He knew 700 years before His Son, Jesus, was born that Jesus would be the “Ruler of Israel” and that Jesus would be born in Bethlehem. Continue to trust God. You can believe and know that God will do what He says He will do!