Micah (Letter 33, Larry Crabb’s 66 Love Letters)
You Are Guilty: You are Pardoned!
They listened in the old testament temples and in too many churches now to hypocritical liars disguised as shepherds and teachers, spiritual leders with dead consciences who claim to represent God but instead turn from ego-offending truth to offer what markets well.
If a spiritual personality preaches sermons that tell you how you can get anything you want from God – more money, better health, bigger ministry, happier family, improved self-esteem, a more satisfying experience of God’s presence – people will flock to his church and make his books a bestseller.
But God says, “Like My unbroken and, therefore, unrepentant people in Samaria and Jerusalem in the days of Micah, you will remain brain-dead, so caught up in proud thinking that you will not permit truth to humble you. And you will stay soul-dead, so calloused by your demand for satisfation that you will fail to accept emptiness as the path to knowing Me. You are without hope. Unless I AM a God who pardons sin, who in mercy and compassion hurls your self-centeredness into the depths of the sea, you are doomed.”
Those whose self-satisfied complacecy dulls their hearing continue to believe their hope lies in religious excitement and activity.
God called His people then, and He calls His people now to find both Him and themselves in the rest of brokenness, in the quiet trust of repentance.
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MICAH – David Jeremiah (Understanding the 66 Books of the Bible)
Key thought: Key thought: Sin devastates; but we have the promise of a ruler to be born in Bethlehem, whose goings forth are from old, even from everlasting.
Key Verse: He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8
Key Action: We need to live justly, loving mercy, and walking humbly with God.