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Are We Really Insignificant People ??????

03 Dec

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. (Luke 2:1–5)

While reading the passage above I was again struck with this thought; have you ever considered what an incredible thing it is that God pre-determined that the Messiah would born in Bethlehem, as foretold in Micah 5:2, and that He ordained everything so that when the time came the Messiah’s mother and legal father would be living in Nazareth? Not only that, but in order to fulfill His Word and bring two insignificant people to Bethlehem that first Christmas, God put it in the heart of Caesar Augustus that all the Roman world had to be registered in his own home town?

In a world of over 7 billion people it is easy to feel very insignificant. There have been times in my life when I have. How can a guy from a no-name family in rural Oklahoma stack up to the heavy hitting Davos, Switzerland tycoons and world political leaders and heads of huge social movements?

If you ever have felt like I have, don’t be unhappy. It is certain from Scripture that all the huge political powers and all the giant multi-national corporatins, without even knowing it, are being guided by God, You must realize that it is all for the benefit of His “insignificant” people, the little Mary and the little Joseph who have to go from Nazareth to Bethlehem. God directs a king and his empire to bless His children.

Don’t ever think that because you are experiencing difficulties that the arm of the Lord is weak. It’s not our physical health and prosperity that’s of main concern, but our holiness that He seeks with all His heart. Just think, He rules the whole world with us in the fore-front of His mind. As Proverbs 21:1 says, “The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; He turns it wherever He will.”

We have a big God Who is for us little people and we have great reason to rejoice that, unknown to them, all the kings and presidents and prime ministers of the world follow the sovereign decrees of our Father in Heaven. And to think that this is all done so that we, His children, might be conformed to the image of his Son, Jesus Christ.

What a God we have. What a fabulous thing to think about on this beautiful day.

 

Shalom, until tomorrow, Lord willing,

 

Levi

 
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Posted by on December 3, 2014 in Advent, Christianity, Faith, Religion

 

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36 responses to “Are We Really Insignificant People ??????

  1. jameslantern

    December 3, 2014 at 4:32 am

    i dont get about jews being saved now because they will believe at the fulness of the gentile believers,and if a jew gets saved and still keeps his jewish traditions he is not upto church,the prophets ‘judgement’ and the law ‘moses’said amen to grace’jesus’at the mountain of transfiguration

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    • Levi Thetford

      December 3, 2014 at 10:33 am

      Im not sure what you are saying here James.

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      • jameslantern

        December 6, 2014 at 7:47 am

        I WILL MY COMPILE MY THOUGHTS AND GET BACK TO YOU

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  2. paulfg

    December 3, 2014 at 5:03 am

    “We have a big God Who is for us little people and we have great reason to rejoice …” Don’t know about you, but I don’t think God sees size as we see size. Odd thing I find – the more I get to know Him – the less I see size as we see size. 🙂

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    • Levi Thetford

      December 3, 2014 at 10:32 am

      I agree that God sees size the way that humans do but we cant deny that some have more influence over the lives of people. Size really shouldnt matter to us. 🙂

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  3. realchange4u

    December 3, 2014 at 5:46 am

    I forget sometimes that God uses good and evil, Kings and Obama for his good. It brings my heart peace to believe All things work to the glory of God. I love that God thinks of me and has me at the front of his mind. Oh I love you Father.

    Blessings to you and your family Levi

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  4. atimetoshare

    December 3, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Once again, we are running along the same path today. Each time I study the events leading up to Jesus’ birth it amazes me how God used ordinary as well as powerful people to fulfill His will. What a wonderful God we serve!

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  5. Paige Hamilton

    December 3, 2014 at 9:39 am

    🙂 It warms my heart and soul to know that God cares as much for me as He does for the rich and famous and powerful … and that He is in control over their decisions and plans, just as He directs my own life as well. Feeling not quite so insignificant this morning as I make breakfast for my seven beautiful children.

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    • Levi Thetford

      December 3, 2014 at 10:10 am

      Its great to hear from you, Paige. Isnt it wonderful to know what lengths God goes to for us. It proves we are highly significant. Hope you and those babies are getting along well. Have a great day and Christmas season. 😀

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  6. ropheka

    December 3, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    I am confident that althugh I am insignificant to others I am pretty significant to Jehovah or else why would He have created me. That is all that matters to me. Peoples opinions of me matter nothing.

    A have a great day my significant brother

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    • Levi Thetford

      December 3, 2014 at 6:16 pm

      We are both somebody among a lot of others aren’t we. And that’s good. Have a great evening!!! 🙂

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  7. kiwiskan

    December 3, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Yes, and one of my favourite passages is from Micah – ‘But you, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah, who are one of the little clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to rule in Israel, whose origin is from of old, from ancient days.’

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    • Levi Thetford

      December 3, 2014 at 6:19 pm

      I know what you mean about Micah 5:2. I have another that I just love referring to Jesus in Rev. 5:5: “And one of the elders said to me, “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.” Have a great day in NZ. 🙂

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  8. Heather

    December 3, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Amen Levi! No detail is too small or insignificant for God to work out : )

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  9. Garden Walk Garden Talk

    December 3, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    I think some people are insignificant in the eyes of the Lord. Not because HE gave up on them, but because they gave up on Him. I know of such people and it makes me very sad.

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    • Levi Thetford

      December 3, 2014 at 7:26 pm

      I’m would say any person is “insignificant” to God since He died for mankind. It seems that He has tremendous love for all even though He does chastisement, and this is also done out of love.

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  10. Debbie

    December 3, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    This is wonderful , Levi! Thank you!

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  11. aagrove9

    December 3, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Hello, A very nice worded picture you just painted. You also used those two Scriptures well with your message. God Bless you Brother in Christ!

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    • Levi Thetford

      December 3, 2014 at 9:23 pm

      Praise the Lord and thank you. I appreciate the follow too. I will visit you as well. Have a nice evening.

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  12. Julie Harris

    December 3, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Wonderful thoughts, Levi!! We all matter to Him! This reminded me of the parable of the sheep… He would go to extraordinary measures to reach each one of us because He loves us so! Blessings to you 🙂

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    • Levi Thetford

      December 3, 2014 at 9:58 pm

      Thank you, Julie. Sometimes we fail to remember just how much He does love us. Blessings to you too. 🙂

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  13. tonyroberts64

    December 3, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    I am reading this on the day my first grandchild was born. Little Ruthanna Esther is perhaps the most important person in the world to me right now.

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    • Levi Thetford

      December 3, 2014 at 9:56 pm

      Much congratulations to you, Tony. It is a thrill. I remember our first one over 22 years ago. Enjoy Little Ruthanna Esther and spoil her. A great early Christmas gift. 🙂

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  14. Moore to ponder

    December 3, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    What a beautiful message!

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  15. Susan Irene Fox

    December 4, 2014 at 7:42 am

    Levi, what a beautiful message – one to remember when we feel insignificant or put too much store in what others think of us. We are precious sons and daughters of the One who loves us and called us to Himself. That’s priceless.

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    • Levi Thetford

      December 4, 2014 at 10:46 am

      We should remember this truth always, but we tend to forget at times. Have a great day, Susan!!!

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