Wednesday, November 28, 2012
14The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. 15In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David; and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.16In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will live in safety. And this is the name by which it will be called: “The Lord is our righteousness.
One of the things that makes the story of Jesus so beautiful and compelling is that it was the fulfillment of a promise. It was, actually, the fulfillment of several promises, some more general and some more specific, that were given through several generations. For century after century, the people of God waited for a Messiah. And then, eventually, the Messiah came in the person of Jesus Christ. He was the fulfillment of the promises, hopes and dreams that God was leading his people toward throughout the entire Old Testament.
Take time today to remember how God has been faithful to his word. Also, take time to trust him and his Word with the challenges you face today.