Summarize what you read in one paragraph:
Micah warning of God’s judgement on Israel
The first 2 chapters are of Micah’s accusations and warnings from God against Israel and its leaders. He announces that God’s justice is going to come down on Israel’s sin and covenant failure. But their sin was not the end. God’s love and faithfulness would make a new path/future on the other side of Israel’s sin and exile.
What is one key verse?
Micah 2: 12-13
“I will surely gather all of you, Jacob;
I will surely bring together the remnant of Israel.
I will bring them together like sheep in a pen,
like a flock in its pasture;
the place will throng with people.
The One who breaks open the way will go up before them;
they will break through the gate and go out.
Their King will pass through before them,
the Lord at their head.”
How does what you read change your vision of God?
It reminds me that no matter how much I mess up or how far I feel I’ve fallen from God, He still gives me a way back to Him. In the first 2 chapters of Micah, God told Micah what He was going to do regarding all that they had done against Him. But at the end of chapter two, He still provided a way out for them. God is so patient with us no matter how many times we mess up. Even after years and years of Israel’s sin and disobedience, God didn’t permanently leave them. He is the same way with us. With all that’s going on in the world: like the pandemic and other topics, it can really bring out our sinful nature. I obviously can’t speak for everybody but I know that I’ve had moments of struggle and have said things that have not been holy and pleasing to God. But even then, God has never left me and I know for a fact that His punishment for me was nothing compared to what Israel had to deal with.
How does what you read change your vision of yourself or others?
From this reading, I’ve learned that I need to make a more conscious effort to be patient and loving to others just like God did with Israel.
How will you Go With God because of this reading? (What is an action step?)
I’m going to start thanking God more for His patience and love. For giving me a way out from my sin.
Where did you see Jesus in these chapters? (What made you think about Jesus?)
God spoke directly to Micah at least a couple times in these two chapters. Anytime I read what God had spoken to Micah, it reminded me of the healthy fear of God that I need to have.