Texts Isaiah 9:6; Micah 5:2
In this week’s Journal, I’ll discuss the birthplace of the Messiah and the means of His suffering. In the curse of Eve and the serpent, Scripture makes it plain that “… he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel” (Gn 3:15). Last week, we learned that the Promised Seed hailed from the line of Seth to Shem, and from Shem through Abraham and David (Gn 11: 10-32; 22:18). Two major facts are to be considered in this Journal: (1) the prophecy about the birthplace of the Messiah, and (2) the means by which the Messiah would suffer.