Passage: Micah 5:1-6
1. Compare the hopelessness in verse 1 with the security and peace in verses 4-5: who makes the big difference? What will his reign of peace look like? Feel like?
2. What origin does the ruler come from? What is his reign like?
3. If you were one of the Israelite who read this passage? How would your expectation of the ruler compare with Jesus’ actual coming? What does this say about our view of God’s work?