Micah – “what does the LORD require of you”
Micah prophesied during the same time as Isaiah – before Samaria’s destruction and through Israel’s captivity – with basically the same message in alternating cycles of judgment and salvation. He had a message for Judah to “hear now” (Micah 1:2; 3:1; 6:1). The first two chapters focus on the judgment of the nation and the salvation of the remnant. The next three chapters (3-5) draw a contrast between the present destruction and future exaltation. The last two chapters (6-7) show a judicial contest between God and Israel and point the way to salvation.
Micah asked two important questions about God. He asked, “…what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” (6:8). This is a recipe for success before God today just as it was then. He also asked, “Who is a God like You, who pardons iniquity and passes over the rebellious act of the remnant of His possession? He does not retain His anger forever, because He delights in unchanging love.” (7:18). The Lord expects us to be committed to doing what is right, and He is ready and willing to forgive us when we fall short.
Have a great day in His word!