Micah 4: 11-13…..Stop gloating!

Now many nations
are assembled against you,
saying, “Let her be defiled,
and let our eyes gaze upon Zion.”
But they do not know
the thoughts of the LORD;
they do not understand his plan,
that he has gathered them as sheaves to the threshing floor.
Arise and thresh,
O daughter of Zion,
for I will make your horn iron,
and I will make your hoofs bronze;
you shall beat in pieces many peoples;
and shall devote their gain to the LORD,

their wealth to the Lord of the whole earth.

Comment: God sometimes does things which we have to label as miraculous, but He often works through human agents, who think that they act without His knowledge or permission. This passage is an example of God working in this way. We see the surrounding nations gloating over what is about to happen to Israel. But God says something like ‘Although I am using you as an instrument to carry out My judgements on Israel, your thoughts and practices are evil. When you are finished, I’m going to thresh you as farmers thresh their grain crops!’ And God advises Israel (no doubt after they have learned from their coming judgement) to be prepared to arise and be the top class nation which God wants them to be. They are to be prepared to conquer and give the glory to Him!

Prayer: I must confess that I often don’t understand the way You do things, but I thank You that I can know that You are perfectly in control of Your world – even when it seems such a mess.

4 thoughts on “Micah 4: 11-13…..Stop gloating!

  1. Thanks Barry for your daily devotional.

    So good to know our God is working to achieve his purposes as we look at our increasingly broken and troubled world. Yeah, beyond our understanding. His will be done! Come Lord Jesus come!

    My love to Robin. Hope all is well.

    ) Denise


  2. Thank you Barry for your comments on this passage. Once again, we see God at work as Sovereign. “He rules the world with truth and grace, and makes the nations prove the glories of His righteousness and wonders of His love.” God bless you.


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