Today's passage: Micah 7
- The conditions were bleak. Even the most upright was worse than a hedge of thorns (Verse 4).
- The sad perspective was that there was no person to trust in Israel, not even your own family.
- The encouragement for Micah and for us today, even when it seems like you are alone, God is with you. He is our salvation, not any man or woman (Verse 7).
- The judgment of the Lord against Israel are temporary. He will defend her and lift her up again for His name's sake.
- Micah's hope (And the remnant's, and ours) is not in our ability to come good and earn God's favor, but in the Lord's promises which he gave even to Abraham and Jacob (Verse 20).
- God made these promises and Christ made the way.
Questions to consider:
- Why doesn't the Lord hold on to anger forever (Verse 18)? What does He delight in?
- What will the restoration of the remnant of Israel require? Are they all just perfect people? In order for there to be an Israel in the future, what did Jesus have to do? What did God have to do with their (And our) sin?
- How does knowing that we have God on our side free us up from clamoring for love or approval from others in order to be ready to give love to others?