Micah

Micah

Micah 7:11-20 – The theme of Micah

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 (from Egypt and Assyria). God will shepherd his people (a familiar theme in Micah). He will…

Micah 6:1-16 – What God desires

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 into God’s presence. Is he pleased simply with the prescribed burnt offerings of…