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Minor Prophets, Part 6

  • Micah 1-7
  • Introduction
    • Micah means “who is like Jehovah.”
    • Micah was contemporary with Isaiah, which we can see by comparing the kings mentioned in both books.
    • Micah primarily prophesied to the poor and downtrodden, from about 735 B.C.
  • God’s judgment on Samaria and Judah with a ray of hope for salvation for a remnant (Micah 1-3)
    • Micah 3:2 – Truth is the most hated thing in the world!
  • Messianic hope (Micah 4-5)
    • Micah 4:4 – Christians have more power than Satan. We can resist him!
    • Micah 5:2 – Jesus would come out of Bethlehem and be eternal (deity – see John 1:1).
    • Micah 5:7-9 – We should be as dew from the Lord, like showers on the grass. This is referring to the positive influence the righteous should have on those around them.
  • God has a controversy with Israel (Micah 6)
    • Micah 6:1-5 – Israel had no gratitude for God’s blessings.
    • Micah 6:6-8 – It is possible to do the right things in worship and still not be saved. God wants a right life, not ritual.
  • Penitent prays and the divine promise (Micah 7)
    • Micah 7:15 – God would show them marvelous things!
  • Lessons for us:
    • God requires us to live righteously. We must be merciful and walk humbly with God.
    • The holiness of God and righteousness of God must be stressed today.
    • Ritualistic keeping of commandments is not sufficient for salvation.
  • Next up: Zephaniah
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