Posts tagged Promise of Messiah
And He Shall Be Their Peace

Last week we heard Micah making the grand announcement that the Lord is coming out of his place (1:3)his holy temple (1:2), to bear witness against (1:2) Israel and Judah for their idolatry (1:7) and injustice (2:1-2; 8-9). Just as Israel was about to go into exile in Assyria (1:6; 2:10)Judah would follow suit in due course (1:9) because of their failure to obey God, to honor His covenant. But still, He promised to gather them in from exile like sheep in a fold, like a flock in its pasture (1:12), and then lead them forth into a wholly new life by a shepherd/king, who is also the Lord Himself! He will suddenly appear on the scene without introduction. That’s where Micah goes in the first of his three oracles (c.1-2). So, what does he want his readers to know next?

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