The final chapter....continue reading "Micah 7 (Judah; All of Us)"
Micah starts his book as a general warning of judgement to Judah and Samaria; then he narrows his message of doom to the leaders of the people of Judah. And then we read of the hope in the eventual return of the Messiah. Let's see what Micah has for us next....continue reading "Micah 6 (Judah)"
Micah has brought the bad news of Judah's fall and captivity and the message of its deliverance through a remnant spared by the Lord; but now we're looking forward to the last days when the nations come together to try and crush Israel; but are destroyed by the Lord....continue reading "Micah 5 (Judah)"
According to the NASB Ryrie Study Bible organization, Chapters 3 and 4 combine in a sub section titled, A Message of Doom and Deliverance. There was much doom in Chapter Three. Bring on the deliverance!...continue reading "Micah 4 (Judah)"
The NASB Ryrie Study Bible adds a subtitle to Chapters 3 and 4 together titled, A Message of Doom and Deliverance....continue reading "Micah 3 (Judah and Israel)"
Micah 1 gave us the devastating prophesy. Now in Chapter 2 we earn the "why?"...continue reading "Micah 2 (Judah and Israel)"
Micah verse 1 gives us the introductory comments for the book. Micah of Moresheth received the word of the Lord during the reign of Judah's kings, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah....continue reading "Micah 1 (Judah and Israel)"
In the chronological reading of the Old Testament, the Blue Letter Bible pauses Isaiah at the end of Chapter 12 and diverts us to Micah....continue reading "Intro to Micah (Judah)"
As Israel and, eventually, Judah race toward oblivion for life as they've known it, the Kings and Chronicles give way to prophets who seem to be God's final effort to turn their trajectories toward His will and away from their idolatry and rebellion.
In my attempt to read chronologically, one of my reading plans says Amos is next and the other says Isaiah. So I have decided to start with Isaiah. Although I'll start Amos after Isaiah 8, and will keep checking in with the Kings and Chronicler....continue reading "Intro to the Prophets and Isaiah"