“ ‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’ ”

Matthew 2:6

When the Magi asked Herod where the King of the Jews would be born, the chief priests and teachers of the law found the answer in Micah chapter 5. That prophetic passage goes on to describe his origin thus: whose goings forth are from of old, from everlasting.

(Micah 5:2)

Daily Reading: Psalm 45

Bible in One Year: Luke 1 26-56; Ezekiel 34; Isaiah 58