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Daily Readings: 14th May 2016

Matthew 2.6

6 “And you, Bethlehem, of the land of Judah, are by no means the least of the rulers of Judah. From you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.”

The chief priests and scribes refer to the word of the Lord spoken through the prophet Micah (5.2). It is a word which has the force of being unalterable and given with divine authority. Therefore, they would have been fully aware that the coming King of the Jews would be born in the town of Bethlehem.

Though a small town it is not despised by God. He does not abhor the small or little things.

[26] Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world’s eyes, or powerful, or wealthy when God called you.

[27] Instead, God deliberately chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And He chose those who are powerless to shame those who are powerful.

[28] God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important,

[29] so that no one can ever boast in the presence of God.

Whatever we may have become or may have achieved in life it is all of God. Whatever we may achieve or attain to in the future it will all be from God.

Jesus was coming into the world to establish God’s Kingdom and His supreme rule. It is not only at Christmas that we need to let the rule of His kingdom extend even further over our life, but every day.

God will always bring His word to completion at the proper time, never early and never late. Jesus was born at precisely the correct time, in the right era, and in the appropriate place in order to fulfil God eternal purposes for mankind.

Our Father’s plans for us will be fulfilled at precisely the correct time.

He will reveal His purposes for us to the degree that we need to know, sometimes just a little, at other times quite a lot. He will only show us what we are able to perceive in our spirit. It will be sufficient to produce faith within us for moving into His purpose for our life.

 

 

 

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