Micah 7: 16-20…. A summary

The nations shall see and be ashamed of all their might;they shall lay their hands on their mouths;their ears shall be deaf;they shall lick the dust like a serpent,like the crawling things of the earth;they shall come trembling out of their strongholds;they shall turn in dread to the LORD our God,and they shall be inContinue reading “Micah 7: 16-20…. A summary”

Micah 7: 11-15…..The scene is different.

A day for the building of your walls!In that day the boundary shall be far extended.In that day they will come to you,from Assyria and the cities of Egypt,and from Egypt to the River,from sea to sea and from mountain to mountain.But the earth will be desolatebecause of its inhabitants,for the fruit of their deeds.ShepherdContinue reading “Micah 7: 11-15…..The scene is different.”

Micah 7: 8-10…..God will heal me!

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 LORDbecause I have sinned against him,until he pleads my causeand executes judgment for me.He will bring me out to the light;I shall look upon his vindication.ThenContinue reading “Micah 7: 8-10…..God will heal me!”

Micah 7: 4b-7…. Who can you trust?

The day of your watchmen, of your punishment, has come;now their confusion is at hand.Put no trust in a neighbour;have no confidence in a friend;guard the doors of your mouthfrom her who lies in your arms;for the son treats the father with contempt,the daughter rises up against her mother,the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;a man’s enemiesContinue reading “Micah 7: 4b-7…. Who can you trust?”

Micah 7: 1-4a….. The end result.

Woe is me! For I have becomeas when the summer fruit has been gathered,as when the grapes have been gleaned:there is no cluster to eat,no first-ripe fig that my soul desires.The godly has perished from the earth,and there is no one upright among mankind;they all lie in wait for blood,and each hunts the other withContinue reading “Micah 7: 1-4a….. The end result.”

Micah 6: 9-13….A nasty list of human practices.

Please note that this devotional was for yesterday. According to my computer it came out but I never received it. So in case you didn’t get it I am sending it out again! The voice of the LORD cries to the city—and it is sound wisdom to fear your name:“Hear of the rod and ofContinue reading “Micah 6: 9-13….A nasty list of human practices.”

Micah 6: 13-16….wasted effort.

Therefore I strike you with a grievous blow,making you desolate because of your sins.You shall eat, but not be satisfied,and there shall be hunger within you;you shall put away, but not preserve,and what you preserve I will give to the sword.You shall sow, but not reap;you shall tread olives, but not anoint yourselves with oil;youContinue reading “Micah 6: 13-16….wasted effort.”

Micah 6: 9-13…..A nasty list of human practices.

The voice of the LORD cries to the city—and it is sound wisdom to fear your name:“Hear of the rod and of him who appointed it!Can I forget any longer the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked,and the scant measure that is accursed?Shall I acquit the man with wicked scalesand with aContinue reading “Micah 6: 9-13…..A nasty list of human practices.”

Micah 6: 6-9a…..A repentant response.

With what shall I come before the LORD,and bow myself before God on high?Shall I come before him with burnt offerings,with calves a year old?Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams,with ten thousands of rivers of oil?Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression,the fruit of my body for the sin of myContinue reading “Micah 6: 6-9a…..A repentant response.”

Micah 6: 1-5…..God opens a court scene!

Hear what the LORD says:Arise, plead your case before the mountains,and let the hills hear your voice.Hear, you mountains, the indictment of the LORD,and you enduring foundations of the earth,for the LORD has an indictment against his people,and he will contend with Israel.“O my people, what have I done to you?How have I wearied you?Continue reading “Micah 6: 1-5…..God opens a court scene!”