Thursday, August 23 2012
Verse of the Day: V2 “Hear, all ye people; hearken, O earth, and all that therein is: and let the Lord GOD be witness against you, the Lord from his holy temple.”
1. The Word (V1)
V1 “The word of the LORD came to Micah the Morasthite in the days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, which he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem.”
The Word of God came to Prophet Micah warning the people of Samaria and Jerusalem to repent of their sins and wickedness, otherwise the holy God would judge and destroy them. The Word of God is quick and powerful and sharper than any two edged sword, and it pierces right through our hearts, souls and spirit to reveal our sins and wickedness.
“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12)
2. The Witness (V2)
V2 “Hear, all ye people; hearken, O earth, and all that therein is: and let the Lord GOD be witness against you, the Lord from his holy temple.”
When Micah preached to the people of Samaria and Jerusalem to repent of their sins and wickedness, the people argued and disputed with him and justified their wicked deeds. However, when he mentioned God as the witness of their sins, they could never argue or dispute with him. The people knew that the witness of God was greater than the witness of men, because the Lord is a holy and righteous God and He would never lie or deceive.
“If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.” (1 John 5:9)
3. The Wailing (V3-16)
V8 “Therefore I will wail and howl, I will go stripped and naked: I will make a wailing like the dragons, and mourning as the owls.”
Micah wailed, howled and took off his outer garments, when he preached to the people to repent of their sins and wickedness. He knew that God’s judgment and punishment upon them would be swift and severe, resulting in many deaths, and many incurable wounds.
V9 “For her wound is incurable; for it is come unto Judah; he is come unto the gate of my people, even to Jerusalem.”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to live a godly life in this ungodly world with You as my witness.