God Selected Bethlehem.. He Can Use Us

Have you ever felt like God couldn’t use you? Maybe you didn’t feel you knew the Bible well enough or, you didn’t feel you were intelligent enough or you felt like you were a nobody and God couldn’t possibly use you? Or, maybe you felt like you just don’t speak well enough. Ever felt that way?
Very possibly you have. If you have, you definitely aren’t the first. When God called Moses, Moses told God he did not speak well so, God told called Moses’ brother, Aaron, to be his spokesperson.
In the Old Testament, the prophet Micah looked into the future and told of the place where the Messiah of Israel would be born. Micah said, “But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, are only a small village among all the people of Judah. Yet a ruler of Israel, whose origins are in the distant past, will come from you on my behalf” (5:2).
Bethlehem was not the place most people would have selected for the Savior of the world to be born. Bethlehem was a little small town about five miles from Jerusalem. Bethlehem was not even mentioned in a list of towns where the clans of Judah lived. So, most people would not have selected Bethlehem as the place were the Messiah would be born. But Micah said that a ruler would come from Bethlehem.
Even though Bethlehem was a small town… even though it wasn’t listed in the list of towns… Bethlehem was where Messiah would be born. It is reminder to us that no one is too insignificant to be used by God. If God has called you, God will use you. Your past doesn’t matter.
So, today… your past.. your education… your lineage… your intelligence… doesn’t matter. God will use you as you are.

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