“Amos, Hosea & Micah”
- The prophets themselves were more street preachers than the authors of books, normally proclaiming the Lord’s messages at the gates of Jerusalem and the Temple.
- God sent a shepherd from a small town in the southern kingdom—Judah—to bring his message to Israel.
- So, when Israel strays and turns away from God, he pleads with them to return to him. People are unfaithful, but God is faithful. Because his heart is strong for his people, he will call them back.
God is looking for a partner in the world who will work with him,
bringing his light and life to others.
The Book of Micah Contains Many Important Passages.
It is in Micah that the prophecy is made that the Messiah
will be born in Bethlehem. Micha 5:2
It is in Micah that we find the famous statement: “What does the Lord require of you, to seek justice, to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8
Micah Chapter 7
- Micah knows who the perfect preacher for his age was.
- Micah answered his critics during his pessimistic discourse in chapter seven. They may see their lives as rolling along well, but Micah has another answer.
“Because I have sinned against him, I will bear the Lord ’s wrath, until he pleads my case and establishes my right. He will bring me out into the light; I will see his righteousness.” (Micah 7:9).
Then comes a Doxology which is a tremendous Vision
of what the Lord will do for his people.
“Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.” (Micah 7:18-19).
” God’s promise made certain to us in Jesus Christ. Hebrews tells us, “We have this hope a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters the inner shrine behind the curtain, where Jesus, a forerunner on our behalf, has entered...” (Hebrews 6:19-20).
WE are sinners against God, against his majesty, his power, his authority, in violation of his holy law.
But we have this hope, Jesus has entered the very presence of God, the sacrifice on our behalf. So that the mercy and compassion which God shows to his son in the resurrection may now be given to us.