Mic 5:2 “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.”
I can relate to Micah, particularly when he challenges exploitation in the land by the idle rich. Greed is not good and often has a trail of oppression and destruction. You see it in Capitalism, Socialism & Communism. But be that as it may there are a lot more sins than greed that also seem to go unchallenged today.
Some types of poverty have a lot going for it (according to Scripture) and riches are not all they are cracked up to be. The same cannot be said of sexual sin and selfish desire. In this the good news is that God is greater than both or all types and kinds of sin and His solution and redemption goes beyond a political sphere into a spiritual and natural kingdom made holy in preparation of the new heaven and earth.
Now back to Micah and the prophecy regarding Bethlehem and a ruler from Ancient times. This could refer to Moses & Joshua or also King David. In the either or of interpreting Scripture (at times) some things are inescapable.
“In the present context, therefore, it views the Messiah’s ancestry as reaching back to the early founders of Israel/Jacob, the promises and predictions of Him as dating from the earliest times, and Himself as pre-existing the actual date of His appearing.” New Bible Commentary. 3rd edition IVP.
Into our world, out of Bethlehem, out of Nazareth, and out of Egypt, tracking Jesus the Messiah. I dont know of a better match, do you?