Rejoice not over me, O my enemy;
when I fall, I shall rise;
when I sit in darkness,
the LORD will be a light to me.
I will bear the indignation of the LORD
because I have sinned against him,
until he pleads my cause
and executes judgment for me.
He will bring me out to the light;
I shall look upon his vindication.
Then my enemy will see,
and shame will cover her who said to me,
“Where is the LORD your God?”
My eyes will look upon her;
now she will be trampled down
like the mire of the streets.
Comment: Micah is conscious that his enemies will try and belittle him as he and the Jewish nation suffer under the discipline of God. But he looks his taunters in the eye and says ‘Be careful how you laugh at me, for God, when I’ve learned my lesson, will dispel the darkness of my hard time with the light of His blessing.’ He claims that God will not desert His people and that the people who have proclaimed Jehovah as powerless will find themselves grovelling in the mud and muck, trampled down, as they get what they deserve. God could and did use other wicked people to carry out His judgements but then it would be their turn!
Prayer: Please keep me humble and walking in Your Way, O my Father.