Micah 7:8-13 Confession And Hope.

The prophet rebuked his enemies for trying to gloat over him, not because of sinful pride in himself, but because the LORD would be his light (v. 8 Cf. Ps. 37:24; Prov. 24:16-17; Obad. 12; II Cor. 4:9). The prophet was willing to accept the judgment of the LORD against his sin, because he was committed to trusting in His forgiveness and righteousness (v. 9 Jer. 50:34; Lam. 3:39-42; Acts 10:43; II Cor. 5:21). Those who mocked him for his faith, will suffer their own wishes (v. 10 Cf. Pss. 35:26; 42:3). Micah predicted exile and captivity for the LORD’s covenanted people, but he also predicted the return of a remnant from exile, and the rebuilding of Jerusalem and the temple, (vv. 11-12 Cf. Is. 11:16; Amos 9:11), and one day it would include all nations (Cf. Is. 19:23-25; 54:11-17). However, until then “the land shall be desolate because of those who dwell in it, and for the fruit of their deeds” (v. 13 Cf. Jer. 21:14).

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