- Centering prayer— Pray for illumination, “Lord, open my heart and mind by the power of the Holy Spirit,” and remain in silence.
- Read slowly, keeping any words or phrase that come to your mind, and mark on them.
- Close eyes and meditate on what you read.
- Take a note if you have question, inspiration.
Read Micah 1
Judgement was pronounced against Samaria.
Micah was a prophet during the reign of three kings of Judah, 742-686 BC, nearing the end of Northern Israel. His prophesized an oracle against Samaria, capital city of Israel, and Jerusalem, capital of Judah. His prophecy was similar to that of Hosea, Amos, and Isaiah, looking upon the corruption caused by idolatry.
The theme of the book of Micah is divine judgement against both Israel and Judah. (v2) They worshipped the idols (v.7). Samaria will be destroyed when the Lord comes in judgment to punish the house of Israel for its transgression.
Micah laments over the wound of his people (vv 8-16). It is incurable and God will bring a conqueror even to the gate of Jerusalem. He acted out his lamentation, stripped and naked (v.8). And he called to the people of Judah to mourn.
1. What does this passage tell you about God?
2. What does this passage tell you about people.?
3. What does this passage tell you about yourself and God’s will for you?