BUT AS FOR ME, I AM FILLED WITH POWER, WITH THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD.
FRUSTRATED & CONVICTED
As I read Micah, I am both frustrated and convicted. Frustrated to be so far removed from the writing and the time of the writing, and convicted that my passion certainly doesn’t match that of this prophet, Micah.
It is difficult to correctly interpret his writings, being on this side of history. So much took place in his time that it’s difficult to know exactly which parts of history these short prophetic messages are speaking into. Apart from the first chapter on the fall of Samaria, there is so much going on that historians can only guess at what Micah was addressing.
JUSTICE & RESTORATION | HANNAH WHITE
The writer pens Micah Chapter 6 from within a courtroom. No, not a literal courtroom, but a prophetic one, in which God is making His case against Israel. The people of Israel are standing trial before their Creator for turning away from God and from others, with all Creation as witness to the case. I wouldn’t want to be on the opposing side of that defense, would you?
While at first this section of text doesn’t present a comfortable picture (when is judgment ever easy to swallow?), it concludes with an infamous scripture.