Today’s passage: Micah 3
- The leaders of Israel wanted to reject the Lord and disobey Him…but expect Him to answer them at their beck and call.
- In our sin nature, we excuse our own injustice and demand justice from others. In humility by the grace of God, we confess our sin and plead for His mercy through Christ.
- God is the one who defines and exhibits perfect justice. God is the one who sets the standard of goodness and righteousness. He has no need to measure up to our often skewed expectations.
Questions to consider:
- If people think they can do whatever they want and then feel justified with their anger against God for not doing what they asked Him to, who is truly the lord or the god of their life? Who is the god and who is the servant who must answer to a master? But, who is God in truth? Why must those who are angry with God change their thinking?
- What was the true motivation for the lies the prophets were proclaiming? (Verse 5) Even in the midst of trouble, how was Micah’s perception of where he stood? (Verse 8) How does a right fear of the Lord combat any potential fear of man or desire for a life of ease which tempts us to sin?
- How does this chapter correlate with the truth of James 2:17? What do Christians grow in doing after their conversion (Ephesians 4:1)?