Some verses that stuck out to me while reading the Bible in the Old Testament from the prophet Micah this morning.

Micah 2:1-3

  • those who devise wickedness and evil on their beds are doomed
    • covet fields and seize them
    • oppress others and their homes
  • God’s plan will be disastrous and those who devise these plans “shall not walk haughtily.”

Micah 3:4

  • because of their evil deeds when they cried to the LORD he did not answer them

Micah 3:8, 11

  • the Spirit of the LORD is full of justice and might
    • Leaders give judgment for bribes
    • Priests teach for price
    • Prophets prophesy for money
  • The leaders, priests, and prophets fail to realize that the LORD is not in their midst.

Micah 4:2

  • Let us go up to the mountain to be taught his ways and to walk in his paths
    • The Law and the word of the LORD come from the mountain

Micah 6:2, 8

  • The LORD’s indictment
    • I brought you up from Egypt from slavery
    • I gave you Moses, Aaron, & Miriam
    • I gave you Balaam to overcome Balak
    • “to know the righteous acts of the LORD”
  • The LORD’s requirement
    • Do justice
    • Love kindness
    • Walk humbly

Micah 7:2, 7-9, 18-20

  • The state of the culture
    • godly had perished from the earth
    • none walk rightly
    • all lie in wait for blood, each hunting the other with a net
      • “the best of them is like a brier, the most upright of them a thorn hedge.”
  • What to do?
    • “look to the LORD and wait”
    • “when I fall, I shall rise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD will be a light to me”
  • Who is like the LORD?
    • pardon iniquity
    • passing over transgresion
    • not retaining anger forever
    • delights in steadfast love
    • casting sins into the depths of the sea
    • faithfulness to Jacob
    • steadfast love to Abraham