Month: November 2022

Micah 7

Normally, we think of a prophet as calling people to repentance to avoid the judgment of God. But that is not Micah’s message. The people are beyond repenting. All that awaits them is punishment and exile. They have become fully corrupt – but corrupt in a particular way. Micah is not calling them out so much for idolatry as he is for religion with no reality. Idolatry is the worship of other gods. ...[Read More]

Micah 2

Micah was a prophet from the Southern Kingdom of Judah and a contemporary of Isaiah and Hosea. He singles out Samaria and Jerusalem, the capital cities of the northern and southern kingdoms, and the unique centers of influence for their nations. These would be Washington, Los Angeles and New York today. He specifically targets the upper crust, the intelligentsia, and the cultural elite of these ci ...[Read More]

Hosea 11-12

1. Read Hosea 11:1-4 When Israel was a child, I loved him, And out of Egypt I called My son. I taught Ephraim to walk, Taking them by their arms; But they did not know that I healed them. I drew them with gentle cords, With bands of love, And I was to them as those who take the yoke from their neck. I stooped and fed them. It is difficult to come to grips with all the different images of God in Sc ...[Read More]