Bible Reading for SEP25: Micah 5-7

Chapter 5 speaks of Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus.
It was this prophecy in Micah that led the wise men to
Jesus. Of course, the Jews rejected their Prince of
Peace, so there has been no peace in the world and will
not be until Christ returns to the earth to establish
His kingdom.

In chapters 6 and 7 the message is, “Trust in
the Lord today.” The scene given is that of a
courtroom, and God has a complaint against the people.
He reminds them of how He brought them out of Egypt;
how He led them in the wilderness; and how He protected
them from their enemies. Yet they still rejected Him.
The people answer that they have sinned and they seek a
way of forgiveness for their sins. God tells them to
repent and obey Him, because judgment is on the way.

In chapter 7:1-10 Micah speaks again. He
laments the fact that the nation is so wicked he cannot
find an honest man. Bribery, injustice, dishonesty, and
greed rule the land. Verses 7-10 show us the faith that
Micah had in God. Then, in verses 11-17, God makes a
promise to His people that He will restore them; that
in the future the wicked cities will be restored and
cleansed; and that the nation will be established in
glory. However, the Jews must first go through a time
of tribulation. They have been suffering now for
centuries, but there will be a special time of trial
after Christ takes the Church to heaven. This period is
known as the Time of Jacob’s trouble.

Verses 18-20 give us a wonderful confession of
faith, the whole purpose of Micah’s message. He wants
to bring the people to faith in the Lord. He wants them
to know that God is the only one who can forgive their
sins. He alone shows mercy and love to sinners.

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