Micah 2

Before Reading.

  • Centering prayer— Pray for illumination, “Lord, open my heart and mind by the power of the Holy Spirit,” and remain in silence.

Reading.

  • 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 2

Overview

Wicked rulers and prophets.    

Woe is oracle against corrupted rulers and leaders of the society, and false prophets. Because of their wickedness, which prophet Micah described with specific acts and bitter reality. The people of Israel must experience a grievous destruction, for God will hold accountable for her social and moral injustice.

Rich landowners exploited the poor of their home, wives and even their children. (v.9). False prophets preached a popular preaching, and Micah quoted it (v.11). All of these brought in the judgement of God. “In that day,” (v.4) will be the day of destruction.

The mood of dooming destruction is broken by the picture of the restored remnant that look ahead to the survivors from exiled. Like a shepherd, God will gather the flock and, like a king, lead them home again.

Amidst dooming destruction, there is the hope of restoration by the Lord who is their head. (v.13)

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?  

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