Micah 6

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 6

Overview

God’s case against Israel.

Chapter 6-7:10 describes a scene in a court room with each side explaining, and with a series of laments, threats, and denunciations, directed against all classes of Israelites. God as advocate his work and characteristics, and attorney charging against Israel for her idolatry. God reveals the past redemption for Israel, but Israel rebelled against God.

“Listen,” “hear” “remembers,” indicates God’s charge for the people of Israel. The Lord has a controversy with his people because they have forgotten his saving acts of old, giving them a decisive question,” what does the Lord require of you?”

The people of Israel failed to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with their God. This is God’s verdict against them. In this sentence, prophet Micah sums up all requirements of religion. Therefore, the judgement of God comes to destruction of Jerusalem, which is as wicked as was Samaria.

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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