Devotion for Saturday after Advent 1

adventwreathMicah 5:2 (NASB)
2 “But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
Too little to be among the clans of Judah,
From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity.”


We tend to think bigger is better. A little village so obscure that it was too small to be considered among the Israelite clans isn’t very impressive in our modern value system. Yet God chose that little obscure village as the birthplace of the Savior, just as He chose a young virgin from a humble background to give birth to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. God measures differently than we do—He humbles the mighty and exalts the poor and weak. In this holy season, let us look at others from God’s perspective instead of our own.


Lord God, thank You for seeing Bethlehem, Mary, and us from a different perspective. Thank You for seeing value where others see little or none. Help us to be the person You created us to be and to look at others the way You do. In the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Ghost, now and evermore. Amen.

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