Verse of the Day:V7 “Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.”
1. Woe (V1-2)
V1 “Woe is me! for I am as when they have gathered the summer fruits, as the grapegleanings of the vintage: there is no cluster to eat: my soul desired the firstripe fruit.”
Prophet Micah was discouraged and depressed as it seemed that he could not gather any fruit or find any good man in the entire nation of Israel and Judah. Everyone was doing evil and wicked deeds, and no one could be trusted, not even their own family members.
V2 “The good man is perished out of the earth: and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his brother with a net.”
2. Wait (V3-15)
V7 “Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.”
God encouraged Micah to look to Him and wait upon Him and He shall hear him, and be a light to him in this dark world. The Lord shall uphold His children, and when they fall, He shall grant them the strength to rise up and walk again for His glory and honour.
V8 “Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me.”
3. Worms (V16-20)
V17 “They shall lick the dust like a serpent, they shall move out of their holes like worms of the earth: they shall be afraid of the LORD our God, and shall fear because of thee.”
When the Almighty God judge the wicked, there is no way that the wicked can ever escape from Him. The wicked shall be so afraid and fearful of God that they shall be like the serpents licking the dust of the earth, and like the worms moving out of their holes. However if the wicked repent of their sins, the Lord will turn to them and demonstrate His great love and compassion towards them. The Lord shall forgive all their sins, cast them into the depths of the sea, and shall remember their sins no more. Let us wait upon the Lord, and trust in Him to deliver us from all our troubles, tribulations and trials.
V19 “He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to wait upon You and trust You in everything.