Have you seen the way the minor prophets extol the character of God? Micah is particularly wonderful in his last few verses…
O My People, Listen! (Psalm 81:1-16)
if we do not feed on Christ we cannot hear God!
Good Soldier (2 Timothy 2:1-13)
being a Christian is about full engagement in life through the grace that is in Jesus Christ!
Manipulation or humility? (Micah 6:1-8)
Trying to manipulate God with externals to do our will, versus humble relying on God through faith to walk in HIS will is the crucial need for the church to discern.
The Resurrection Church (Micah 5:7-15)
We easily forget we have resurrection power already and try to fortify ourselves by earthly means which God abhors!
Dying Abijah (1 Kings 14:1-20)
God will burn the city of man! But before destruction reaches its fullness in this city, an Abjiah, one whose Father is Jehovah, will come, pleasing to the LORD, but stricken and smitten with the sickness of sin, and He will die, and all will morn for Him in the city of God. This Son’s death will be salvation – but in the house of Jeroboam no remedy will be found.
Thinking about our Enemies (Micah 4:9-5:1)
Micah gives us 3 ways to think about our enemies in connection to the glory of God…
Seek and Save the Lost (Luke 19:1-10)
Salvation is not merely something Jesus accomplished it is who He is!
Kingdom Mercies (Micah 4:6-8)
In the face of despair God’s remnant people will not lose heart because God’s tender mercies will triumph even over death!
Mountain of the Lord (Micah 4:1-5)
The long and short of Micah’s first glorious vision of the church in the latter days is that She will always triumphantly rise above all others, following the pattern of her Bridegroom. And she will always have the resources of the Word of the Lord which thoroughly equips us for all of life and the PEACE that passes understanding. The vision is not something you have to ‘make’ a reality – it IS the reality of God’s remnant church! Therefore… Live in this truth!