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28 December, 2015
Search The Scriptures —Study 3 — Micah 4:8-5:15
Study 3 From The Book of Micah Is: Micah 4:8-5:15
prophecies with a ‘Now … But…’
1.4:8-5:1. Zion will be besieged and her inhabitants exiled. But what will follow? On a personal level,
what is man’s true perspective to be? Cf. 4: 12 and 1 Cor. 2:9, 10.
2.5:2-6. From this early Messianic prophecy what do we learn of the
Messiah’s origins and activity? How did Jesus fulfil the longings of prophet
3.5:10-15. The life of the restored remnant of Israel will be one of
God-given (verse7) victory (verses 8:9), but purification will be involved
(verse 10, 14). Disobedience is
disastrous (verse 15). See 1 Pet. 2:9-12,
16; 4:7 and consider how the same principle still applies.
1.4:10 ‘Go to Babylon’: a remarkable instance of prophetic
prevision, because at the time the great enemy was Assyria, not Babylon. But, see Is. 39:6, 7.
2.4:11. The nations gather to
ogle, and worse. But, one day the roles
will be reversed; cf. 7:10b, 17.
3.4:13 Devoting spoil to the Lord was an old custom; cf. Jos. 6:24.
4.5:3 Israel shall be surrendered up until the Messiah is born;
then, the Messiah’s family will be reunited.
5.5:5 ‘Seven…eight’: an indefinite number according to Hebrew idiom;
whatever the need for leaders is, it will be met.