#4012 – From The Least

Good morning people who are exactly who God wants to use for His glory

Matthew 2:3-6 NKJV When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. So they said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet (Micah 5:2,4): ‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, Are not the least among the rulers of Judah; For out of you shall come a Ruler Who will shepherd My people Israel.’

The prophet Micah prophesied that ‘out of the least will come the Greatest’.

Micah 5:2,4 NIV But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for Me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times…. He will stand and shepherd His flock in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord His God. And they will live securely, for then His greatness will reach to the ends of the earth.

God doesn’t need much in order to create greatness. In fact, His specialty is creating something incredible out of nothing.

We need a deeper and more profound revelation that our God is truly not limited in any way.

Sometimes we buy into the lie that God needs the right family of origin, the right intellect, the right location, the right gifts as a starting point for Him to be able to do something great in people and through people.

To believe so puts more confidence in these things than in God Himself.

The following scripture speaks deeply into this truth:

1 Corinthians 1:26-31 NIV Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before Him. It is because of Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.”