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25 December, 2015
Search The Scriptures —Study 0— Introduction to Micah
Study 0 From The Book of Micah is: the Introduction
was a contemporary of Isaiah, but whereas Isaiah was a prophet of the court and
of the city, Micah came from Moreshethgath (1:1, 14), a country town near the
western border of Judah. Notice, 2.g., how often he used the image of a flock
and its shepherd (2:12; 3:2, 3; 4:6, 8; 5:4, 8; 7:14). His prophetic ministry
began only a few years after that of Hosea, and there are many traces in his
book of the influence upon him both of Hosea and of Isaiah. See, e.g, Mi 4:1-3
and Hos. 2:13; 8:6; 9:1 and again Mi. 7:1 and Is. 24:13, etc. Mi. 4:1-3 and Is.
2:4 are almost verbally the same. Yet,
Micah was no plagiarist. He had his own message, and exercised a profound
influence, as is seen from the reference to him in Je. 26:16-19. As Jonah’s
prophetic word moved the king of Nineveh to repent, so Micah’s similar prophecy
moved King Hezekiah; and so deep was the impression Micah made that these
things were remembered about him a century later, and were instrumental in
saving the life of the prophet Jeremiah.
Micah’s word still lives, because the Spirit
of God is in it, and he has important lessons to teach us for our own day.