Thought of the Day Advent Week I Day 3 Jesus came

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Advent Week I: Jesus came at a specific time in history
Day 3:

“But you, Bethlehem-Ephrathah, least among the clans of Judah, 
from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel; 
whose origin is from of old, from ancient times.” (Micah 5:1)
Why does God choose to have the Messiah born in the small village 
of Bethlehem, rather than in Jerusalem? Bethlehem is the city of 
David. The Messiah is the descendant of David, whose father is Jesse. 
We read in Isaiah 11:10: “On that day, the root of Jesse, set up as a 
signal for the peoples—Him the nations will seek out; his dwelling shall 
be glorious.  This is the third of the three Emmanuel prophesies
 found in Isaiah. This prophecy was attested to when the Wise Men 
came seeking the new born king of the Jews. When Herod consulted 
the priests and scholars, they discover anew the prophetic text from Micah.
Paul reminds us that God chooses the insignificant and lowly to confound 
the wise and learned. Bethlehem is that lowly town in the eyes of the
 important people of influence. But according to God’s providential plan,
 ruler of Israel, the Messiah will be born in Bethlehem. In Hebrew the 
name stands for “house of bread”. How appropriately that the Bread 
of Life should be born in the house of bread.
Come, Lord Jesus, come!

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