God Will Demonstrate His Sovereignty
This is a promise. It is a look to the future when God’s kingdom rises and fills the earth. We are living in that era right now.
It shall come to pass in the latter days
that the mountain of the house of the Lord
shall be established as the highest of the mountains,
and it shall be lifted up above the hills;
and peoples shall flow to it, and many nations shall come, and say:
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.”
For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. Micah 4:1–2
There will be a time when people will seek God’s ways and desire to live obedient lives.
Today, that is happening all over the world. This scripture reflects the desire of every follower of Jesus.
And, we will continue to witness the power of the Kingdom of God as history marches on!
God’s Promise is Jesus
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.
Therefore 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.
And 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.
And 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.
This sublime passage declares the promise of the Good Shepherd who will come, born in Bethlehem, to be great and powerful. His gift is peace. This peace transcends all human experience and is rooted in the heart of all who put their trust in him.
It is the reason for continued hope on days that feel hopeless. Remember always that Jesus was promised, has come and lives forever so we can experience abundant, eternal life.
How Are We to Live?
He has told you, O man, what is good;
and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?
There are three simple requirements here.
The first has to do with a righteous life: do justice.
We live in a world of injustice. We are called to promote justice. The Bible consistently emphasizes our responsibility to protect the disenfranchised from the powerful will of selfish people. This is God’s requirement for every follower of Jesus.
The second is about our attitude.
We are to love kindness. Kindness is neither weak or pathetic. Kindness changes lives. We are to love expressing kindness every chance we get.
The third is about our lifestyle.
We are not to run excitedly with the world but to walk humbly with God. Our lives should be lived as under the influence and leadership of God. He gave us Jesus to show how that life looks. Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to dwell within us so we can live that life. We cannot claim ignorance because the Spirit of God is there to guide us each step of the way.
✍️Mrs. Kalaiselvi Balakrishnan in Jesus Christ
Take to Heart
🔹HELP FROM THE HOLY SPIRIT
I make promises to myself to mark the beginning of a new year. I begin the year with good intentions, but before long old habits tempt me to take up my old ways. I slip up occasionally, then more frequently, and then all the time. God wants me to do what is right, to be merciful, and to walk humbly with Him. Thankfully, I don’t have to rely on my own strength. The Holy Spirit has the power to help me in my spiritual growth.
Truth is: He who has the Holy Spirit as his resource has already won the victory.
🔹Who Is Like Him?
No one can fully comprehend God’s grace, but like the prophet Micah I can marvel at it and rejoice. God’s word acknowledges the Lord’s goodness. I can express confidence in God’s promise to forgive and bless me. God’s people today have even more reason to praise Him. God’s Son came into this world, lived a sinless life, and paid the price for our sins on the cross. In the words of Micah, I can say with confidence and adoration, “Who is a God like You?”
Truth is: The God of all grace makes saints out of the worst of sinners.
All Glory to Lord Jesus Christ.
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