Micah 6:1-7:6

  1. 6: 1-8. What was the substance of the Lord’s case against his people?
    Do not forgetfulness and misunderstanding still characterize them?
    Apply Col. 2:20 and 3: 1-4, for example.
    Does God find in us what he has shown to us (verse 8; ‘require of ‘literally means ‘seek in’)?
  2. 6:9 – 7:6. Sin brings desolation (6:13, 16) and social breakdown (7:2-6). Do we:
    (a) recognize, and.
    (b) grieve over this sad modern tale?
    Do our lives shine like lights in this situation?
    Cf. 7:8 and Phil. 2:15.

Notes

  1. 6:5. Balaam blessed Balak’s enimies three time when he we expected to curse them (Num. 22-24). ‘Frome Shittim to Gilgal’ refers to the crossing of the Jordan. ‘Know’ here means ‘care for ‘; cf. 3:1.
  2. 6:9-16. The text is somewhat confused; but it is clear that a wicked Israel is receiving a stern warning.
  3. 6:16. ‘The statutes of Omri’: cf. 1 kgs. 16:25, 26. ‘Therefore I will give you over…’: a final, not a cause.

 

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