Welcome to the Love God Greatly study of Micah. We are excited for you to join us as we study through this minor prophet together.
Not much is known about the prophet Micah. He was from Moresheth (Micah 1:1, Jeremiah 26:18) and he lived at the same time as Isaiah and Hosea.
While Micah may be an obscure person to us, he was used by God to contribute to Scripture a twofold message of judgment and forgiveness.
Over and over again we see the people of God turning away from the good and safe laws of God and do “what was right in their own eyes” (Judges 17:6 ). And over and over again we see this long-suffering God raise up prophets to bring His people a message calling them to repent and return to the Lord.
In Micah, the people of God were caught up in several sins including greed, theft, violence, unrighteous leadership, crooked business deals, and even idolatry.
God didn’t just want Israel to stop sinning, but to turn from their selfish and evil ways and return to Him. This would be for His glory as well as their good.
While there are some pretty harsh accusations made against Israel, Micah doesn’t leave the people without hope. He stresses that God is a God of grace and mercy who delights in forgiving and restoring His people.
This message of Micah remains true for believers today. God loves and delights in His people and wants to see them turn from their sins and fix their eyes on Him. Sin is like quicksand sucking us in and making it impossible for us to climb out on our own. It is only through the sacrifice of Jesus that we can overcome the sin that so easily ensnares us (1 John 5:4; Hebrews 12:1).
Like the Israel of old, we are prone to “do what is right in our own eyes.” We act as though we know better and that our ways won’t have negative consequences. But God, in His kindness and mercy, calls us back to Himself, telling us to find our treasures not here on earth, but with Him.
In Micah God gives us a clear “to-do” list. It doesn’t consist of 600 laws but of three simple rules.
“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?” (Micah 6:8 emphasis added)
As you read the book of Micah ask yourself these questions:
- What do I learn about God?
- What do I learn about myself?
- How should this impact where I am at now?
We pray that God uses this book to show you the love and patience He has for you, where you need to change, and ultimately, this study brings you closer to Himself.
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Looking forward to studying through Micah! Thank you ALL for all you do.
LOOKING SO FORWARD TO STUDYING
I am loving this Bible Study of Micah. I have noticed lately that I am angry and just could not pin point what was wrong. After reading the study for today, I remember that I have not listened to the Lord and his calling to get away from a friend who I have allowed myself to have the attitude that she has. I was unhappy with myself and thought Lord why would you take this friend out of my life. But then I see how I have caught myself making excuses for not letting go of this friendship as the Lord has spoken to me. His word says Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, Christian Standard Bible. Therefore, come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord; do not touch any unclean thing, and I will welcome you. I repent and ask the Lord to cleanse me and wash away the things that had me bound. A true friend is hard to find and when you allow others to change you then you better run away because trouble is coming. Praise God for allowing me to see this and to repent.
I am excited to start this study! This past month I have fell so behind with praying, studying and began to get weak with my faith… I just hope that this is what I need to get close again with the Lord because I feel so lost right now.