Today’s Text: Micah 1, 2
Highlights: Today we begin a few days in the Old Testament book of Micah. The book concerns “Samaria and Jerusalem” (1:1) so it applies to both nations. The Lord is coming (1:3) to judge sin (1:5). “I will make Samaria a a heap of ruins” (1:6). The dreadful Assyrians will fulfill this prophesy and end the northern kingdom in just a few years. Chapter 2 begins “woe to those who devise iniquity and work out evil on their beds”.
One of the reasons we study these accounts is that human nature doesn’t change. People who are being corrected often reject the ones who point out their sin. The New Testament tells of a time when men will “no longer endure sound teaching” and “having itching ears turn their ears away from the truth” (2 Timothy 4:3-4). In Micah 2:6 they said “do not prophesy” or “do not preach”. “Quit your preaching” one translation says. What does he say in verse 7 that should help anyone, ourselves included, gladly submit to God’s word?