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!
* Father God, please show us today what You want for us to know from Your word.
“Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance?”
Micah has many a hard word for believers and unbelievers alike.
But here at the conclusion of this book we are turned to God’s grace and mercy.
Who is like our God?
What other God is both fully just and full of grace and mercy – Sending Himself to bear the punishment for His people so that we could be free from the deserved penalty for our rejection from God, our sin – There is no other god like our God!
“He will again have compassion on us; he will tread our iniquities underfoot. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.”
As Jesus will tread down the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty (Revelation 19), so here we read that He will also tread our sins underfoot.
We see this foreshadowed (truth-told) here in Micah.
We see this is full clear truth in Jesus.
God in the person of the Son come to earth. For thirty years living humbly with His earthly family. Then three years of ministry with twelve close friends, travelling through the country, preaching and teaching, healing sickness and casting our demons and stilling the wind and waves. Then one of the twelve sold Him for thirty silvers. Completely innocent of wrong He was swapped out for a murderer and nailed to a cross between two thieves. At this time the perfect true man, God in the person of the Son, voluntarily gave up His Spirit as the sacrificial lamb, slain for the salvation of His people, blood shed for the redemption of sins. Three days later He was raised from the dead, having defeated sin, the devil and death (our three great enemies).
This is how our King and Saviour trod our iniquities underfoot. This is how He cast our sins into the depths of the sea.
Hallelujah, what a Saviour!
* Gracious Father God,
Thank You for pardoning our iniquity, for passing over our transgressions, for treading them underfoot and casting them into the depths of the sea.
Please mark us as a people of steadfast love and faithfulness, as You have loved us, as You show us what faithfulness is.