We are surrounded by injustice and pain. We see it not only in our world but also in our own lives and it can be disheartening and overwhelming. But we are not without hope.
This is what Micah is all about. He is not afraid to get in our face about some hard topics like sin and judgement.
Sin – Micah comes down hard on the people of God regarding injustice. He wants Israel and us to understand how destructive injustice is to our relationships with other and that it is an abomination in the eyes of God. He also calls the people out regarding their idolatry. This is a sin we also struggle with today as well. When we love anything more than God it has become an idol and dishonors God.
Judgement – A holy God cannot let sin go unpunished and so a day of judgement is coming, if the people of God don’t repent and turn from their evil ways. This is a hard word. It means that we also, need to turn from our sins and seek righteousness for God disciplines his children.
Grace and Mercy – Thankfully Micah does not end with the negative but points us to the hope that is found in God. A God who is rich in mercy and slow to anger. In God we find hope for restoration, hope for overcoming, and hope for change.
So let’s study the book of Micah together and ask the Lord to help us to “do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with our God” (Micah 6:8).