Bethlehem is referred to as the city of David, and it means ‘house of bread’. The name Bethlehem appears 40 times in the Old Testament and 8 times in the New Testament. It is a city on a Judean hill about 9 kilometers south of Jerusalem. It is the center of a fertile and fruitful area called Ephrath or Ephratah (corn land). In this territory, though not right at Bethlehem, Rachael died, and Jacob buried her there. In the time of the judges, the family of Elimelech lived here, before the famine.

After the tragedy that befell the family, Naomi and Ruth returned to Bethlehem. This was a divine arrangement from God that the great ancestors of Jesus should be born in Bethlehem. Ruth eventually married Boaz, and they gave birth to Obed. From Obed to Jesse and then David, the direct ancestor of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

The greatest event that put Bethlehem on the world map and at the center of human history happened in the New Testament. Through a divinely arranged decree from Caesar, Mary, the mother of Jesus, traveled to Bethlehem with Joseph. There, Jesus was born in an inn and laid in a manger. A lone star from heaven was also sent to lead wise men from the East to Bethlehem. They came, worshiped the Savior, and gave Him gifts. Wise children are still seeking the Savior today. However, you do not need to travel to Bethlehem to see the Lord. He is omnipresent and He is right there with you. Ask Him into your heart, let Him save you. Then He will reign and rule in your life.

🙏🙏“`Prayer“`: _*Dear Lord, please come in to reign and rule in my heart.*_“Further Reading“`: Matthew 2:1*Ruth 1:19-22*..God bless you


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