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Micah 6:8 “He has told you O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” The prophet asks the rhetorical question for the people of Israel, “With what shall I come before the Lord?” Israel and […]

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Micah 5:10 “And in that day, declares the LORD, I will cut off your horses from among you and will destroy your chariots;” Here’s the answer to those who trust in chariots and horses. It is among a long list of things that God will cut off and destroy. Those who trust in idols will […]

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Micah 5:2 “But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of Old, from ancient of days.” No doubt one of the prominent statements in the Old Testament […]

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Micah 4:4 “but they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree and no one shall make them afraid, for the mouth of the LORD of hosts has spoken.” What a beautiful picture. Words spoken to a land always in turmoil, always at war with other lands or with forces of […]

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Micah 4:1 “It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and it shall be lifted up above the hills; and people shall flow into it,” The beginning of Micah’s prophecy of the new kingdom or nation […]

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Micah 3:1 “And I said: Hear, you heads of Jacob and rulers of the house of Israel! Is it not for you to know justice?—“ This is a basic theme of the prophets. At the root of Jacob and Israel’s disobedience was their failure to do the right thing concerning others. Selfishness, greed, you name […]

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Micah Micah 2:6 “’Do not preach’ –thus they preach—‘one should not preach of such things; disgrace will overtake us.’” Who wants to hear bad news? People often say to the preacher, “You stepped on my toes, today, Preacher.” Prophets who brought bad news were not welcomed for the most part. Some were imprisoned for speaking […]

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Jonah 4:10 “And the LORD said, ‘You pity the plant, for which you did labor, nor did you make it grow; which came into being in a night and perished in a night.’” Do you remember the advertisement showing an American Indian with tears in his eyes as he surveyed the damage being done to […]

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Jonah 4:4 “And the LORD said, ‘Do you do well to be angry?’” Jonah does not answer the question this time and neither does God. It will be asked again. Jonah needed to think about his anger. He needed to think about who he was angry at and why he was angry. Jonah was angry […]