Category Archives: Micah

Micah 7:8-20 — God’s wrath…and mercy

One criticism often made of “the God of the Old Testament” (as if he’s different from the “God of the New Testament”) is that he’s a God of wrath, rather than a God of mercy. I think the problem for … Continue reading

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Micah 7:1-7 — When there’s no one else we can count on

When trust has been broken, it can be hard to restore.  Just ask anyone whose spouse has cheated on them. Sometimes, when trust has been broken, it’s hard to trust anyone.  We start to wonder if there’s anyone in this … Continue reading

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Micah 6 — Empty religion

“I call to the stand the people of Israel.” That’s basically the opening of Micah 6, where God calls the Israelites to account in a court-like atmosphere. He cross-examines them, saying, My people what have I done to you?  How … Continue reading

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Micah 5:5-15 — When the enemy comes against us

Throughout its history, Israel has constantly been surrounded by its enemies.  And in this passage, Assyria seems to be used as a type of all the enemies that would come against Israel.  But Micah prophesies here the ultimate triumph of … Continue reading

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Micah 5:1-5 — The one who brings peace

Peace.  What would you pay to have peace in your life?  That’s what the Israelites must have been thinking when Micah was writing.  I suspect that many Jews feel the same way even today. Micah here prophesies the fall of … Continue reading

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Micah 4:6-13 — God’s plans

The thing that amazes me about God is that he’s never surprised; he’s never caught off guard by the things that happen in this world. We, on the other hand, are often caught up short by our circumstances, and as … Continue reading

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Micah 4:1-5 — Not forever

If there is one place that has soured on war, it’s Japan.  If you would interview most people in Japan, you’d find that they take a much dimmer view of war than probably any other developed nation.  Probably because they … Continue reading

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Micah 3 — Non-rock-a-boatis

Famous cult expert Walter Martin once noted a serious problem within the Christian church.  He identified it by its Latin name, “non-rock-a-boatis.”  In other words, “Whatever you do, don’t rock the boat.  Don’t say anything that will upset anybody.” Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Micah 2:6-11 — I don’t want to hear it

“I don’t want to hear it!” How often do we say these words when it comes to God’s word?  We’re going through some trouble in our lives, we read something in the Word that deals with the situation, and immediately … Continue reading

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Micah 2:1-5 — Just because you can

Here God condemns people for their blatant sins.  Sometimes people sin, but it’s a thing of the moment.  Perhaps, for example, we get angry with someone, and we react in a wrong way. But here, people actually were planning out … Continue reading

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Micah 1 — Following the sins of others

We’re going to take a short break from Isaiah here for a couple of reasons.  First, Isaiah is just about to prophesy against Jerusalem, and here, Micah does the same.  And second, we need to do some catching up with … Continue reading

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