Daily Encouragement Day 199 – Micah 7

In the concluding section of this book (6-7), God calls the people into court and summons the whole earth to witness against them (6:1-2; cf. 1:2).  In spite of God’s acts of gracious deliverances, His people have rejected Him and walked in dishonesty, injustice, and treachery.  But the book closes with a series of promises that God will restore the remnant and pardon their transgressions (7:7-20).

Micah’s particular concern is with the social sins of exploitation and injustice.  The problem of political corruption, greed and arrogance among religious leaders, and false prophets who were more interested in personal gain than in corporate goodness permeated the kingdoms of Israel and Judah.  As the prophet of the poor and the downtrodden, Micah has particular relevance to the conditions we face in our own culture.

READING of MICAH 7

Prayer:

Lord, may I do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly before You.  You are the God who pardons iniquity and delights in unchanging love.

Meditation passage for today: verses 7, 18-20