Micah 7:1-7 The Prophet Stands Alone, Speaks The Truth, And Waits.

Micah was like one arriving late for the harvest, a time in history when the faithful and upright were hard to find, because the majority were blood thirsty deceivers, even brothers (vv. 1-2 Cf. Ps. 12:1-2; Is. 17:6; 28:4; 57:1; Hos. 9:10; Hab. 1:15-16). These all schemed together to “do evil with both hands” (v. 3 Cf. 3:11; Amos 5:12). They accepted bribes to pervert justice, as hard for the righteous prophet to live among as briers and thorns (v. 4a Cf. Ezek. 2:6). However, as the LORD’s watchman, he would preach on their punishment to come, and they would be perplexed (v. 4b). The LORD warned him not to trust even his closest friends, nor his wife (v. 5 Cf. Dt. 28:56; Jer. 9:4)! How many ministers of the word are committed to going this far today? This calls for a resolute commitment to the LORD in the word above all else. The prophet had to guard both what he said, and to whom he said it, for “a man’s enemies are the men of his own household” (v. 6 Cf. Mt. 10:36; Mk. 3:21; Lk. 8:19; Jn. 7:5). “Therefore I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me” (v. 7 Cf. Ps. 130:5; Is. 25:9; Lam. 3:24-25).

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