TOUCHSTONES

(An overview from Genesis to Revelation by selected passages.)


The Promise of the LORD's Shepherd-Ruler - Part 4

Marshal your troops, O city of troops,
    for a siege is laid against us.
They will strike Israel's ruler
    on the cheek with a rod.
"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.
[or from days of eternity]"
Therefore Israel will be abandoned
    until the time when she who is in labor gives birth
and the rest of his brothers return
    to join the Israelites.
He will stand and shepherd his flock
    in the strength of the LORD,
    in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God.

Micah 5:4a (NIV)


Perhaps today...