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Monday, April 11, 2016

Micah's three 'commandments'

Prophet Micah    (Engraving by Gustave Dore)
A contemporary of Isaiah’s, the great prophet Micah delivered three main instructions:  do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with thy God.

In return, Israel owned up to the sins that Micah had denounced, warned “adversaries that [it] will rely on the Lord,” and prayed “for forgiveness and deliverance.”

When God’s prophet and God’s people are that much in sync, great things can ultimately occur.  Tragic things, however, must sometimes be endured as atonement.

Interestingly, Micah predicted the destruction of Jerusalem because of marketplace dishonesty and governmental corruption.  His “campaign” for making Israel great again was based upon his three aforementioned “commandments.”

Rather than building walls, Micah sought to build bridges.  These bridges would connect person to person, and most importantly, people to God.  When these bridges become solid, God’s people will then experience the peace that passeth understanding.


Copyright April 11, 2016 by Linda Van Slyke   All Rights Reserved

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