IN THE MIDST OF INSANITY we are called to be sober minded, careful to not get swept away by the sin of others. There is no better example of being caught up with the sins of your neighbors than Israel, in the promise land. Samson had his Delilah, I think you know what I mean. Micah prophesied just before Israel’s destruction. The reason? Most ignored God’s requirements. The rich were the worst of the lot. What does God require?
“He has told you, mortal one, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justice, to love kindness,
And to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 7:8 NASB)
Five of the seven chapters of Micah’s prophecy darkly describe Israel’s deeds and God’s judgements, not our favorite kind of reading material, but if we do there are treasures to be found. Chapters four and five are blessings for the saints. They contain words that fill us with hope in what is yet to be, and remind us of prophecies fulfilled. I hope that you take the time to read them. Micah was watching and waiting for the Lord.
“But as for me, I will be on the watch for the Lord;
I will wait for the God of my salvation.
My God will hear me.” (Micah 7:7 NASB)