Why should the One from Bethlehem be the One you fundamentally trust and obey in all seasons of life? Micah 5:1-15 will provide us with three answers to the question: 1. He is God’s King. 2. He will defeat your enemies. 3. He will defeat your worst enemy.
ESV Study Bible
The New American Commentary by Waylon Bailey and Kenneth Barker
“Wait For Your King” exposition and sermon on Micah 5 by Mike Anderson (Citylight Center City)
That brings us to the big idea of our second Sunday of Advent: Wait for the Root of Jesse. Our big idea raises a fundamental question: why should we wait for the Root of Jesus? What is so glorious about the Root of Jesus that we should embrace lives characterized by waiting for and actively looking to him? Our passage provides us with two reasons: 1. He will judge righteously. 2. He will bring global rest.
For my exegesis of vv.6-9, I have borrowed heavily from the late OT scholar, Alec Motyer.
Why do you and I need Christmas? Genesis 3 provides three answers: 1. We have sinned, 2. Sin has terrible consequences, and 3. The offspring is our only hope.