Micah’s name means, “Who is like the Lord?” He lived in the time of the prophet Isaiah and Hosea. His message was similar to these two prophets because of the great need of the people to repent. He preached to both Samaria and Jerusalem. (1:1) But it was also a message to the nations. Judgment was coming. (Chapters 1-3) Micah named many of their sins. Idolatry (1:7; 5:13), devise iniquity, working evil (2:1), covetousness (2:2, witchcraft (5:12) dishonesty (6:10-12) and over all corruption (7:2-4). He tells of the birthplace of Jesus (5:2), “—whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting”. (See Luke 2:1-4; Matt. 2:1). Micah also tells what is called true religion in chapter 6:8.
Micah’s message was right to the heart of the problem – sin. He prayed and believed that God would hear him. (7:2) He had faith to believe that God would have compassion and cast all their sins into the depth of the sea. All because God who will one day judge this evil world, has mercy to give to those who will repent and receive His son Jesus as their Savior.
Micah lived up to his name; his God was incomparable. Ps. 113:4-6 “The Lord is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens. Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high, Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!”
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