- Micah prophesied before the
captivity of Israel and
during the days of King Jotham, King Ahaz, and King Hezekiah.
- They gained wealth from
dishonest means while thinking it was from other gods.
- Disaster will come upon them
- No, the people considered the
prophets to just be 'prattling'.
- Those who told them things
they wanted to hear, who told them everything was well.
- a. Jesus. b. The Lord God.
- God will turn His face away
from us and will not be help to us when trouble comes.
- The word of God will not be
available to the people.
- a. The Spirit of the Lord
gives us power. b. By this power we are to uphold justice and declare
transgression when necessary.
- The leaders took bribes and
the priests and prophets worked for wealth.
In the time when Jesus is crucified. b. The mountain is the Kingdom of God which will be the believers,
- a. Jerusalem. b. In Jerusalem the church will begin.
- The kingdom of believers in
Jesus, the church.
- a. Jesus comes out of Bethlehem. b. He has
existed since the beginning with God. c. Jesus will shepherd His flock and
bring peace. d. Jesus worked by the Spirit and strength of God.
- The surrounding nations will
be plucked up and thrown down. They will not be an influence to Israel any
- God wanted them to remember
how He helped them in all their adversities.
- He wants us to be just and
merciful to all people and to know our place with Him. He wants our hearts
to be righteous, kind, and for us to be obedient to Him.
- Here Micah declares that
be desolated yet God will help His people and return
them to their land. The nations will witness and know that God is with Israel. As
believers, God's Spirit speaks to our hearts to show us our sin and to
point us back to righteousness. Though we fall God can and will pick us