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Micah 7:11-20 – The theme of Micah

Micah 7:11-20
Just as Lord Yahweh acted in sovereign compassion, mercy and grace to Nineveh at the end of Jonah, Micah has taught the same regarding Israel. The previous Day of the LORD for judgment is now replaced with a Day for Rebuilding. The people of God will be regathered from exile…

Micah 6:1-16 – What God desires

Micah 6:1-16
This passage contains the most famous verses (6-8) in the book of Micah. It begins with God recounting his past deeds of salvation toward Israel – repeatedly the LORD has acted in grace and kindness toward Israel. The prophet then asks what offering should be presented when a person comes…

Micah 5:1-15 – The man who will be a shepherd king

Micah 5:1-15
Micah 4:8 implied that in addition to God being the Shepherd-King of Israel, dominion and rule would also be restored to a man – presumably from the Davidic line of kings. In Micah 5:1 the current state of the Davidic line is seen. The current judge/king of the Davidic line…

Micah 3:12-4:8 – The Mountain of the House of Yahweh

Micah 3:12-4:8
Babylon (Babel) was a city that boasted in its technological accomplishments, wealth, beauty and as being the gateway to heaven’s god-like prosperity which towered over the nations and peoples ‘streamed’ to. In this passage, because of Israel’s sin, Zion will become a field that is ploughed, Jerusalem a heap of…

Micah 1:1-6; 2:12-13 – The God who treads mountains

Micah 1:1-6; 2:12-13
Amos had spoken of a day of the LORD in which he would judge Israel. Obadiah taught that the Lord Yahweh would demonstrate his sovereignty, not only over Israel but also the nations, by judging Edom. Jonah had desired that this theology be applied to Nineveh but in Jonah God…