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Micah: Judgment & Promise

Three sermons
Hear, all you peoples, 1-2Hear now, O heads of Jacob, 3-5Hear now what the Lord says, 6-7
Judgement, 1:1-2:11Judgement, 3:1-12Judgement, 6:1-7:7
Promise, 2:12-13Promise, 4-5Promise, 7:8-20

Major characters

  • Micah (“Who is like Jehovah?”)
  • Jotham (750-731 bc), Ahaz (735-715 bc), & Hezekiah (715-686 bc), kings of Judah

Note: It was during the reign of Ahaz that the northern kingdom of Israel went into captivity (722 bc).

Major words/phrases

  • “Hear…”, 1:2; 3:1; 6:1
  • my people (10x)

Major themes

  • Judgement
  • Promise of restoration
  • Character of God, 7:18-19
  • Injustice

Christ in all the Scriptures

  • Messianic kingdom, 4:1-8 (cp. Isa. 2:2-4)
  • Birth place of the Messiah, 5:2

He has shown you, O man, what is good;

And what does the LORD require of you

But to do justly,

To love mercy,

And to walk humbly with your God?

Micah 6:8
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