Micah

Micah 7:14-20 The LORD Will Forgive And Give The Remnant Victory.

The LORD would once again shepherd His covenanted people, the flock of His heritage. Though they are a remnant dwelling alone in a woodland, He would bless them “as in days of old” (v. 14). They will see wonders, as when they were delivered out of Egypt, when once again His covenant is renewed (v. 15 Cf. Ex. 34:10; Pss. 68:22; 78:12). The LORD’s enemies will be ashamed to speak but to deaf to hear (v. 16 Cf. Job. 21:5). They will lick the dust like a serpent, defeated by the LORD through His people (v. 17 Cf. Ps. 72:8-9; Is. 49:23; Jer. 33:9; Rom. 16:20). There is no God who pardons like the LORD, whose covenant promises find fulfillment with the renewal of the covenant with the remnant (v. 18a Cf. 4:7; Ex. 15:11; 34:6-9; Is. 43:25; Jer. 50:20). “He does not retain His anger forever, because He delights in mercy” (v. 18b Cf. Ps. 103:6-14; Is. 57:16; Ezek. 33:11). He would again have compassion, casting their sins “into the depths of the sea” (v. 19). They will be given both truth and mercy in the covenant, and the truth of sin is hard to bear without mercy (v. 20 Cf. Ps. 105:9; Lk. 1:72-73).

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