Micah. God’s judgment and God’s love are real . Outline. Introduction Content Lessons learned Application. Introduction. Key Verse Micah 6:8
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God’s judgment and God’s love are real
“He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
Reign of Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah
Period of Assyrian Dominance
Micah, The Book
“Zion shall be plowed as a field, Jerusalem shall become a heap of ruins.”
“They shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks…they shall no longer learn war.”
“But you O Bethlehem Ephrathah…from you shall come forth one who is to be a ruler in Israel.”
“What does the Lord require of you…do justice, love mercy, walk humbly with your God.”
Explanation – God will judge the false prophets, dishonest leaders, and selfish priests. They perverted their faith by mixing their selfish motives with an empty display of religion.
Importance – Don’t try to mix your own selfish desires with true faith in God.
Explanation – Micah predicts ruin for all nations and leaders who were oppressive towards others. God will not put up with such injustice.
Importance – Don’t ask God for help while ignoring those who are needy and oppressed or condoning the actions of those who oppress them.
Explanation – God promises a new king to bring strength and peace to his people. He will restore his people through the Messiah.
Importance – We can have God’s peace now by giving up our sins and welcoming Christ as king.
Explanation – Micah preaches that God’s greatest desire was not the offering of sacrifices, but he rather delights in faith that produces justice, love for others, and obedience to him
Importance – True faith in God generates kindness, compassion, justice and humility.