August 19, Reading 2 – Micah 1, 2

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SAA Notes

This vision is for all nations! God is the LORD of all nations! However, judgment starts with the House of God, with Israel and Judah. God, through Micah speaks to both nations bluntly. Their only hope would be found in God’s decision to act – 2:12,13 – by sending One who would break open the way!

SJA Notes

* Creator God, please help us understand Your word today.

“All her carved images shall be beaten to pieces, all her wages shall be burned with fire, and all her idols I will lay waste, …”

Our God is God of all the earth, regardless of whether the peoples worship Him or not.

His word has value for all the earth, for all the peoples.

“For behold, the LORD is coming out of his place, and will come down and tread upon the high places of the earth.”

And this message today is that when the Lord returns He will bring justice.

We read of this return in Revelation 19,

“Then I saw an heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war.”

Our God is not a powerless kitten. He is the Lion of Judah.

And when He returns it will be with a sword, treading out the winepress of the fury of His wrath.

This is a hard word. Are we open to it?

* Righteous and Holy God,

Please help us grapple with Your word today.

Please help us to understand You better today.

Please grant us opportunity to tell people about You today, and may they hearken. May they see Jesus!

Amen.

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