Devotion Text

Micah 5:2, 4-5a

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 . . . 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.

Seven hundred years before the birth of Jesus, the prophet Micah proclaimed that Jesus would come. Micah was clear about the place of Jesus’ birth and his lineage. Micah also pointed out the eternality of Jesus; his beginnings were before his birth. The Messiah would come to shepherd his people. He would lead with strength and majesty and “be their peace.”

The apostle Paul said that no man stands righteous before God. All have turned away. No one seeks after him. But Jesus came to change all of that. It is through Jesus alone that we can have present peace and eternal peace with God.

Do you have that peace? Have you trusted in Christ as the only way you can know God and enter into a relationship with him? Are you certain that you are at peace with God for eternity? If not, I invite you to pray this prayer.

Dear heavenly Father, I know that I am a sinner and am separated from you because of my sin. I know that I cannot earn my way to you or somehow be good enough for you. I know that I don’t have peace with you but I want to. Right now, I trust in Jesus as the only way I can have that peace. I trust in Jesus as the only way I can have a relationship with you. I am sorry for my sin. I need your forgiveness. I long for peace with you through Jesus. I pray in his name. Amen.


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Barb Van Osdol

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