MONDAY APRIL 08, 2019
TOPIC: SMALL BUT GREAT
TEXT: Joshua 15:21-47
“Ashdod with her towns and her villages, Gaza with her towns and her villages, unto the river of Egypt, and the great sea, and the border thereof.” – (Joshua 15:47).
It is an undisputable fact that God can create something from nothing and can bring out the visible from the invisible. Even man who is the crown of the creation of God was made from ordinary dust of the earth. This attests to the omnipotent nature of our Almighty and all-wise Creator.
The passage today, though merely lists the cities of Judah and their borders, yet, is quite instructive. There stands out a number of lessons for believers to learn. On this list, we might wonder why Bethlehem, which afterwards became the city of David was not mentioned, even when it was to be destined to be the birth place of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. That city, which at best, was but little among the thousands of Judah, was omitted as it was not to be accounted one of the cities.
A biblical prophecy declared it several hundreds of years before the birth of Christ that Bethlehem Ephratah, though it be little among thousands of Judah, yet, out of it would come forth unto us He that would be Ruler in Israel, “whose goings forth have been from old, from everlasting” (Micah 5:2). This shows that the connection between Christ and Bethlehem was what brought our greatness for that hitherto insignificant land.
In the same vein, the coming of Jesus in the life of an individual will transform such a person from the state of mediocre to a hero, from failure to success, from nothingness to appointments, from indigence to affluence, from insignificance to greatness and from sinfulness to saintliness.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Christ brightens the corner where we are.
THE BIBLE IN A YEAR: