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26 December, 2015
Search The Scriptures —Study 1 — Micah 1 and 2
Study 1 From The Book of Micah Is: Micah 1 and
1.Judgement falls on Samaria and
(almost) on Jerusalem. The Lord God is
witness for the prosecution (1:10-16) and grief in the prophet 1:8, 9). What was the basic reason for the catastrophe
2. What classes of the community and what sin are
rebuked in chapter 2? What is the penalty?
3.Promise (2:12, 13) follows
banishment (2:10). How are God’s
gracious acts described? Do we, too, know the Shepherd’s love (Jn. 10:14, 15)
and the King’s might (2 Cor. 2:14)? Cf.. Also Is. 40:11; 2 Sa. 5:20.
1.1-5. The Prophet sees the capital cities of the
kingdoms of both Israel and Judah as the main sources of the corruption of the
whole country, although they were the centres of worship.
2.1:10-12. There is some
word-play on the names of the towns mentioned and what they will endure.
“Grovel in the dust as Dust-town” (Beth-le-aphrah), etc.
3.1-13. “The beginning of sin”:
Lachish was the border town at which chariots and horses purchased in Egypt
would be received in Judah. See 5:10 and
cf. Is. 31:1; 36:9.
4.1:14, 15. The calamities coming on Judah will include
separation from loved ones, deception, conquests and ignominious fight.
5.Chapter 2. Micah preaches in
verses 1-5; he is interrupted by the rich in verse 6 and retorts, verse 7. God
speaks in verses 8:10 and 12, 13; the prophet soliloquizes in verse 11.
6.2:4-5. The avaricious
Landowners will lament because they themselves have been dispossessed; their
portion in the Lord’s inheritance (verse 5) will be no more.
7.2:6. Micah’s preaching is not
well received and he is told. Do not
drivel…!’ Verse 11 and 3:11 describe the sort of preachers the rich wanted—and