Monday, June 4, 2018

Micah 4:6-7 NIV 2011

“In that day,” declares the Lord, “I will gather the lame; I will assemble the exiles and those I have brought to grief. I will make the lame my remnant, those driven away a strong nation. The Lord will rule over them in Mount Zion from that day and forever.”

 

Micah was God’s prophet to the people of Israel and Judah. Micah 1:1, “The word of the Lord came to Micah of Moresheth during the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekia kings of Judah—the vision he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem.” Micah revealed God’s words of prophecy: doom tempered with hope and forgiveness. Micah 2:12, “I will surely gather all of you, Jacob; I will surely bring together the remnant of Israel.” God would restore their peace. Micah 7:18, “Who is a God like you. Who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance?” God is the Promise of Peace.

 

Micah is 6:8, “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” This is all God required of Judah and Israel. It is all He wants of me daily. Not much has changed since Micah’s day. Looking for satisfaction in the Living Lord of the Universe brings me peace. God is my Promise of Peace.

 

Why does God, the Promise of Peace, offer hope?

 

Abiding in God’s Peace,

S

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