The Divine Plan for Bethlehem

Luke 2:1-6. "This taxation was used by God to fulfill His plan for the birth of the Messiah.  It had been prophesied that the Messiah was to be born in Bethlehem.  Scripture had to be fulfilled.  Joseph and Mary lived in Galilee and Mary was now great with child.  How was God going to make sure the child was born in Bethlehem?  The taxation happened just at the right time and in the right place.  Everyone had to return to the city of his birth to pay his taxes.  God was miraculously controlling the events of the world, working all things out for good so that He might fulfill His promise to send the Savior into the world.  The taxation forced Joseph to Bethlehem.  The taxation led to the fulfillment of scripture, despite man's plans.  Apparently, Mary and Joseph had planned for the child to be delivered in Nazareth, but God overruled."  


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Author: Tim Howell