June 27

Text: Micah 6, 7

Highlights: The beginning of today’s reading is somewhat like Hosea – God’s heart is opened up and we see how much he longs for His people. “O My people, what have I done to you? And how have I wearied you? Testify against Me.” He then goes on to tell of all the good and wonderful things He had done for them, beginning with the deliverance from Israel. Chapter 6 tells us what God really wanted from them (and from us as well): “To do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God”. Chapter 7 revisits the sin of the people but closes, like we have seen so often before, with an assurance of how God longs to forgive!

Question: 7:18 begins “Who is like God?” a question that is valid in so many areas (God’s power, righteousness, wisdom, etc) but what is the topic in this verse? Micah makes a great point, but isn’t it true that WE should be like God in this area?


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4 Responses to June 27

  1. Norma

    Mercy – without which none of us have any hope. And of course, if we show no mercy, none will be shown to us.

  2. Jimmy

    Thanks Norma – always good to hear from you…and you are correct!

    Along this same line, the great statement we know so well in Isaiah 55:8, 9 – “God’s thoughts are not our thoughts nor are His ways our ways, for as the heavens are higher than the earth so are His ways higher than our ways” – the specific subject under consideration in that passage was God’s mercy! – 7 Let the wicked forsake his way, And the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to the LORD, And He will have mercy on him; And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon”.

  3. Andrew

    There is certainly no one else like God. Since the beginning, man has been willfully sinning and turning from God. I can’t imagine dealing with the amount of hurt, frustration, and righteous anger God must feel. Despite all this, He loves us more than words can say. He is truly great! So much has been forgiven of us. It is true we should likewise be readily forgiving of others.

  4. Mary K

    God made a promise to Abraham and although he disciplines his children, He is going to keep that promise.

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