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Matthew 2.6 Poster - And you, Bethlehem, in the land of ...

Have you ever felt too insignificant to be used by the Lord? If you have, remember the Lord loves to use the least important. Being insignificant can be a humbling experience because we realize who we are. We realize it is a gift for the Lord to use us. It is not something we earned or deserved, but God’s grace and mercy.

Many people remember the first verse of the song, Jesus Loves Me, which speaks of our weakness and His strength. Although this song refers to children, I believe you could also include adults as being weak and needing Jesus. “Jesus loves me! This I know, For the Bible tells me so; Little ones to Him belong; They are weak, but He is strong.” [1] I believe the Lord loves to use the weak and unimportant because it shows us that God is the one doing the work.

Jesus Was Born in Insignificant Bethlehem

The prophet Micah prophesized hundreds of years before Jesus was born and said that Jesus would be born in the town of Bethlehem. Bethlehem was an insignificant both in the era of Micah and Jesus.

Matthew 2:King Herod was deeply disturbed when he heard this, as was everyone in Jerusalem. He called a meeting of the leading priests and teachers of religious law and asked, “Where is the Messiah supposed to be born?” “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they said, “for this is what the prophet wrote: ‘And you, O Bethlehem in the land of Judah, are not least among the ruling cities of Judah, for a ruler will come from you who will be the shepherd for my people Israel.’ ” [2]

Our Weakness Helps Us to Depend on Others

It is a blessing not to have every gift or talent. When we don’t have every gift or talent it makes us appreciate others and depend on them to build His Kingdom. We need each other along our spiritual journey. 1 Corinthians 12:22In fact, some parts of the body that seem weakest and least important are actually the most necessary.[3]

Our Weakness Makes Us More Dependent on God.

The Apostle Paul gives great insight into the blessings of weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:2My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. 10 That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong. [4]

Paul was one of the most capable missionaries who ever lived yet he had weaknesses. Paul realized his weakness helped him because it forced him to rely on Jesus and not himself. If you feel weak and not very talented as you work in God’s Kingdom, remember the words of Paul. Your weaknesses are a blessing.

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[2-4] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

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