How Did They Know?


Regarding Luke 2:13-15. The last sentence of verse 15 reads, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” When did the Lord tell the shepherds about going to Bethlehem etc? Did the angels tell them or Did they know from reading the scriptures?


There are two possibilities here. They could have recognized that the angels were heavenly couriers bringing a message from the Lord, and took their words as actually being from Him. Or they could have known about Micah 5:2, a prophecy from God that said the Messiah would come from Bethlehem, and believed the angels were telling them God’s word had come to pass.