Bible Journey > Micah

Here are my thoughts and highlights from Micah as I continue my journey through the Bible:

  • Written by Micah, whose name means, “Who is like Yahweh”
  • Was a country prophet from Moresheth a small town south west of Jerusalem
  • He wrote during the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah (750 – 687 BC)
  • His contemporaries were Issiah, Amos and Hosea
  • Micah preaches against Samaria (the north) and Jerusalem (the south)
  • Typical minor prophet message: God’s angry at sin and is going to destroy everything
  • Hmmm… apparently they were listening to Joel Osteen Podcasts in the days of Micah:
    • “If someone showed up with a good smile and glib tongue
      and told lies from morning to night—
      ‘I’ll preach sermons that will tell you
      how you can get anything you want from God:
      More money, the best wines…you name it’—
      you’d hire him on the spot as your preacher!”
  • “Love God” and “Love others” is written all over this book
  • The 2 things that God seems to hate the most are
    • Worshiping other gods
    • Injustice toward other people
  • Micah says the trouble isn’t simply God’s punishment for sin but God “refining” his people who are gold
  • Micah predicts that the “peacemaker of the world” would come from Bethlehem.
  • Wealth isn’t bad explicitly, but wealth gained by the oppression of others is.
  • Micah also ends with a hopeful call to God’s promise for redemption
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