Micah Chapter 1
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5 For the transgression of Jacob is all this, and for the sins of the house of Israel. What is the transgression of Jacob? is it not Samaria? and what are the high places of Judah? are they not Jerusalem?
7 And all the graven images thereof shall be beaten to pieces, and all the hires thereof shall be burned with the fire, and all the idols thereof will I lay desolate: for she gathered it of the hire of an harlot, and they shall return to the hire of an harlot.
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Matthew Henry's Micah Chapter 1 Bible commentary...
Micah was raised up to support Isaiah, and to confirm his predictions, while he invited to repentance, both by threatened judgments and promised mercies. A very remarkable passage, #Mic 5| contains a summary of prophecies concerning the Messiah.The wrath of God against Israel. (1-7) Also against Jerusalem and other cities, Their precautions vain. (8-16)1-7 The earth is called upon, with all that are therein, to hear the prophet. God's holy temple will not protect false professors. Neither men of high degree, as the mountains, nor men of low degree, as the valleys, can secure themselves or the land from the judgments of God. If sin be found in God's people he will not spare them; and their sins are most provoking to him, for they are most reproaching. When we feel the smart of sin, it behoves us to seek what is the sin we smart for. Persons and places most exalted, are most exposed to spiritual diseases. The vices of leaders and rulers shall be surely and sorely punished. The punishment answers the sin. What they gave to idols, never shall prosper, nor do them any good. What is got by one lust, is wasted on another.
8-16 The prophet laments that Israel's case is desperate; but declare it not in Gath. Gratify not those that make merry with the sins or with the sorrows of God's Israel. Roll thyself in the dust, as mourners used to do; let every house in Jerusalem become a house of Aphrah, "a house of dust." When God makes the house dust it becomes us to humble ourselves to the dust under his mighty hand. Many places should share this mourning. The names have meanings which pointed out the miseries coming upon them; thereby to awaken the people to a holy fear of Divine wrath. All refuges but Christ, must be refuges of lies to those who trust in them; other heirs will succeed to every inheritance but that of heaven; and all glory will be turned into shame, except that honour which cometh from God only. Sinners may now disregard their neighbours' sufferings, yet their turn to be punished will some come.
Evalena Jacobs-Latham's Micah Chapter 1 comment on 2/06/2013, 12:59pm...
Thank you Lord for your saving grace for it is not your will that any man perishes.
Pastor Lovings's Micah Chapter 1 comment on 9/18/2012, 9:12pm...
I know this, it is hard to kick against the pricks. And to be without the blessing, protection, and tbe power of God through Jesus Christ is senseless. I have been with and without his protection, as I thought, and I can assure you, its better to be under the shadow of his wings. AMEN.
Sara Addy's Micah Chapter 1 comment on 2/27/2012, 3:04am...
Awesome account of the what is to come, of God's retribution against sin and it stirs me to think of God finally having His day where the world will not be able to deny God's existence anymore. AMEN.
Sis. Bonnie's Micah Chapter 1 comment on 2/05/2012, 7:42am...
Oh! My! ''GOD'' is trying to help his people by showing us ourselves, and giving us space to repent and be saved, for he is a mighty ''GOD'', and great is his loving kindness toward us. ''HE'' said that he chasen whom ''HE'' loves, and surely that means me. Therefore I choose this day to repent unto the ''LORD'' my ''GOD'' for all that I have that was not pleasing in ''HIS'' sight, and for the things that I have not done that was entrusted unto me.Now , I thank ''YOU'' my ''LORD"" for new mercy this morning that I may walk therein. AMEN
Marnie's Micah Chapter 1 comment on 7/21/2010, 4:55pm...
I find that chapter one is so frightening because it speaks to the entire world. I feel that although it is prophetic in ancient times, it can be applied to our present time.
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