Sunday, December 20, 2015

Bethlehem: Birthplace of the Son

December 20

Daily Bible Reading: Micah 4 – 5

Verse of the Day: Micah 5:2 – “But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.”

Micah chapters 4 and 5 written over 700 years before the birth of Christ gives us a clear prophecy pointing to Jesus as the Messiah. With over 300 (some say over 400) prophecies in the Old Testament on the Messiah, it boggles the mind with the odds against any one person fulfilling them. The probability that Jesus of Nazareth could have fulfilled even eight such prophecies would be only 1 in 1017. That is 1 in 100, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000. That would be as if a blindfolded man was able to pick out on his first attempt a marked coin in a pile 2 feet high covering the state of Texas. Yet, He fulfilled all of the Old Testament prophecies.

Prayer: Jesus as we come to celebrate your birth, let us come without doubts that You are truly the Holy Son of God. Amen.

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