Bible Verse of the Day

[For the Lord says about his eternal ruler from Bethlehem,] “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. And he will be their peace.” —Micah 5:4-5

Thoughts on Today’s Verse…

As followers of Christ Jesus, God’s Messiah, we believe this prophecy speaks of the Lord‘s coming. So when Jesus proclaimed that he is the ”Good Shepherd,” he demonstrated it by laying down his life for us, his sheep! For us, however, Jesus as our “Good Shepherd” means all Micah promised — strength, majesty, security, peace, and much more (John 10:10-18). Our Shepherd, Jesus, means everything to us now and forevermore! We live securely, knowing that our eternal lives are in his hands. We know that when he comes back for us in glory, we will share that glory with him (Colossians 3:1-4). Most of all, Jesus is our assurance of eternal shalom — more than just peace amid life’s storms, we can be assured of our well-being amid times of trouble until we share life forever in his glory.


My Prayer…

Loving and eternal God, thank you so very much for sending Jesus to be my sacrificial Shepherd. In a world gone crazy, his strength sustains me, his majesty overwhelms me, and in him, I find my security and peace as I face the future. In the name of Jesus, I thank you. Amen.

Bible References

And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God; and they shall abide: for now shall he be great unto the ends of the earth.

And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men.

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  1. This portion of Scripture is telling of the way Christ will Shepherd the nation of Israel after His second coming. But this is echoed by Christ Himself many times through out the New Testament. Jesus is our Good Shepherd and all those who place their faith in Him now have His protection. It doesn’t mean that nothing bad will ever happen to us in this life. We live in a sinful and fallen world, but nothing can happen to us that God doesn’t allow for we are His children and the sheep of His pasture.
    Psalm 95:7
    For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand. Today if you would hear His voice.

    This world seems to be spinning out of control as of late doesn’t it? But God is still on His throne and Jesus is still our Savior, nothing will ever change that! Satan can work through mankind here on earth and get them to do his despicable acts for him, but God will only let him go so far and then Christ will return and set all things straight that are so very crooked (Luke 3:5).
    Until that time happens, we have the very best care we could ever have for we are cared for by the Good Shepherd who lays His life down for the sheep (John 10:11). Everything that happens to us must first pass through God’s hand, and when He allows troubles to come our way, He will give us the strength and peace to go through those problems and come out of them praising Him and rejoicing in His great love for us (Romans 8:28)!

    Father God, thank You for sending Jesus to this earth to die for my sins. Thank You for all Your perfect care and keeping of me Abba, I love You so and give You all praise, honor, and glory this day, Amen!

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