Tuesday, December 25, 2018 Christmas Morning

Micah 4:1-5, 5:2-4

In those last days people will gather together at the house of the Lord.  The purpose of the gathering is that the Lord may teach us his ways.  People gather for many reasons, but his gathering is so that they may be taught the ways of the Lord.  Learning his ways would be pointless if we don’t walk in them.

He is also coming righteous judge between nations.  Because he and his judgments are righteous there will be no disputes.  They will exchange swords for farm equipment and spears for fishing poles.  The nations will not fight or go to war with other nations,  but instead will lay down their weapons of destruction and study or practice war no more.  They can attend to their land and not be afraid.

Where?  In Bethlehem the smallest of the places.  Out of Bethlehem will come the ruler, who is ancient of days.  Bethlehem means “house of bread” from the house of bread, come the “bread of life.”

He shall stand and shepherd the flock, in strength and majesty.  Because the good shepherd is here, we shall dwell secure.

I hope we can all celebrate a lasting peace, a righteous judge, and a good shepherd.  May we gather to learn his ways and walk in “The Way!”

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