Today’s Reading: Micah 3, 4, 5
Highlights: Micah’s prophecy continues. Chapter 3 continues the condemnation, especially aimed at the rulers and heads (think kings and priests) of the nation who had led the nation astray. Verse 11 says they were motivated by money and were deluded in thinking God was with them. Verse 12 says again that judgment is coming.
Chapters 4 and 5 revive the idea of hope and God’s mercy. The coming enemy (Assyria) will be destroyed. Chapter 4 foresees a glorious time in the future, the “latter days”, when the God’s people will have peace. Chapter 5:2 says a ruler will come from Bethlehem, but actually His “goings forth are from old, from everlasting”. We know this refers to Jesus!
Consider that Micah 4:1-7 is a Messianic prophecy describing the salvation that God will provide through Jesus – the “church age”. What parts the prophecy seem to fit this interpretation? What parts are difficult to apply to the church?