August 23, Reading 2 – Micah 7

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SAA Notes

Our hope in what God will do with our church should be undaunted by our departure from Him. The day for building her walls shall come! (verse 11) Our lawless ways shall be hurled into the depths of the sea!

SJA Notes

Micah paints the world here in a similar fashion to David (and others) in the Psalms.

“The godly has perished from the earth, and there is no one upright among mankind;”

“Put no trust in a neighbour; have no confidence in a friend;”

Micah knows the truth of persecution, of being hounded for his faith, of bearing dishonor for the sake of his Lord and God.

Listen to his clarity of purpose, right amongst this emotional/experiential turmoil!

“But as for me, I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.”

We are to be singular in devotion, in faith, in purpose. We are to LOOK TO THE LORD.

But note, this passage doesn’t stop there.

Micah plumbs the depths of our folly, the big problem.

“I will bear the indignation of the LORD because I have sinned against him,”

Our sin. We have sinned against the Lord. This is TRUTH. We cannot get around it.

But listen!

“Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance?”

Steadfast love. Compassion. Faithfulness.

Hallelujah, what a Saviour!

* Gracious Father, you pardon our iniquity – Thank You!

You pass over our transgressions – Thank You!

You delight in steadfast love – Oh Lord God, thank You!

And Lord, You will cast all of our sins into the depths of the sea – Abounding thanks!

Amen.

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