Saturday, July 23, 2016

Saturday, July 23rd: Micah 2-4 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Micah 2-4

As I read Micah's description of Israel and her corruption it seemed like he was talking about our society today.

You don't have to look far to find people committing injustice of all kinds - plotting evil (2:1); fraud, coveting, violence (2:2); stealing, dishonesty (2:8); hating good, loving evil (3:1-2); despising justice, distorting what is right (3:9); murder and corruption (3:10); taking bribes (3:11).

I read a commentary on Micah by Ray Stedman and found out that the name Micah means "Who is like God".

Micah was on a search for Godlikeness, and he was not successful in finding it in Israel, just as he would be hard pressed to find it in Canada and America today.

And he most certainly didn't find it in their leadership.  (I don't think I even need to make the comparable comment about our leadership today.)

Micah makes it clear to the Israelites, to us, that if we are in a position of authority, we are accountable to God.  It makes no difference if we are the leader of a country or the parents of children or the leader of a school group - we are representing God in that office, no matter how large or small it may be.

Are you representing God, or misrepresenting Him in your area of leadership?

Is the way you life your life Godlike?

Would Micah find the answer to his question in your life? In mine?

Thanks be to God that He stands ready to forgive the sins of any and all who repent!

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Micah 5-7


Nathan Reimer said...

Micah 4:10
Writhe and groan like a woman in labor,
you people of Jerusalem,[f]
for now you must leave this city
to live in the open country.
You will soon be sent in exile
to distant Babylon.
But the Lord will rescue you there;
he will redeem you from the grip of your enemies.

We are all sinners that need help from God, by asking for then being forgiven, in order to live the way He wants

Conrad said...

Woe to those who devise wickedness and work evil on their beds! When the morning dawns, they perform it, because it is in the power of their hand. - Micah 2:1

Just because we can do something doesn't mean we should. Is the way of our life for Godlike, and are we misrepresenting God? Good questions to ask ourselves.