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Bethlehem—A Picture of Our Own Redemption

The little town of Bethlehem didn’t begin well.

Jacob buried his favorite wife, Rachel, on the way to Bethlehem (Genesis 35:19). The town was associated with a corrupt priest who became a mercenary for idolaters (Judges 17:8-9). Then there’s that account of a concubine who, after leaving town, was brutally raped and dismembered (Judges 19:1-30).

Bethlehem had a sordid beginning. But it is immortalized forever as the birthplace of Jesus Christ, the Messiah.

God transformed Bethlehem from insignificant to meaningful because Jesus was born there. The same is true of our lives.

—Wayne Stiles
Bible Teacher for Sapphire Bus 6
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