Micah 7:7-20

  1. 7:7-20. The penitent city speaks in verses 7-10, and the prophet respond to them (11-13), and to God on their behalf (14-20). In what respects does the sinful city take the right course in chapte 7?
    On what promises does she rest her case (verses 7-9), and what promise doe she receive (verses 11, 12, 15)?
  2. The end of the disobedient nation is appalling (7:10, 13, 16, 17; cf. 5:9, 15). Strict justice is the principle of God’s judgment (cf. Rev. 16:5-7).
    How was Micah’s vision of a forgiving God (7:18-20) glorious yet restricted?
    How does the New Testament have a broader insight into this same forgiving God?
    Cf. John 3:16; 2 Pet. 3:9.

Note. 7:11. ‘The day…will come’: cf. 4:1, 6; 5:10. For the promise of the verse, cf. Zech. 2:1-5 and Is. 26:15 (also ‘In that day…’, Is. 26:1).

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