Bible Study: The Book of Micah

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Happy 2019!!

I'm so excited to be back with you guys this year, and what better way to start out the new year than with some Bible study! This month, you and I will be reading through the book of Micah!

Micah is a book that I've found myself overlooking for a long time, and I'm honestly never really remember any pastors or anyone really going through Micah much. So this is going to be exciting!

Before we start digging in, I wanted to take a moment to give you guys a brief rundown on Micah and what you can expect from our study these next few weeks!

The Intro

The book of Micah was written in Palestine around 772-722 B.C. by the prophet Micah(source: Dake Bible).

During the time that the book of Micah was written, Judah and Israel were going through a lot. A good king would come into power, followed by a good king, then another good one, and so on and so forth. 
Israel and Judah were also becoming worse, morally, and rejecting God. The book covers God's plans for judgment and restoration, as well as other prophesies from Micah. 
Mind you, I'm preparing and reading along with you guys. To me, it almost sounds like another book of Jonah. Jonah was an excellent study, so I can't wait to get into this one!
The Plan
We will read one chapter per week. So this week, read chapter 1 of Micah with me! On Sunday, I will post my commentary for the first chapter and we can have a discussion in the comments below or on Facebook! 
I'm excited to start reading and I can't wait to see what we can all learn from the book of Micah together!
See you soon!
Chapter 1
The first few verses really did take me back to Jonah. Israel had fallen ALL THE WAY off, especially Samaria and Jerusalem. All kinds of terrible things are going on, and Micah was instructed to let the citizens know that God had had ENOUGH!

When Micah said, "The Lord is making accusations against you(verse 2)," and "The Lord is coming(verse 3)." That was scary! But, if we stop and think about it, is that not what's happening in our world right now, in a way? It's like when you and your siblings are being too loud in your room and your dad warns you to chill out, but you keep getting loud anyway....then you hear his footsteps coming towards the room....all games are over! God was finished playing with these folks!

And how he called the cities out by name? Poor Moreshethgath had no chance to be saved (verse 14)! How scary is that? When God calls you out by name, you KNOW it's a problem!
There wasn't much else happening in chapter 1 of Micah, but it definitely set the stage for how the rest of the book will be. 
What were your thoughts on chapter 1? What did you get from it? Let's discuss in the comments!

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