Today we start our journey through the book of Micah. It won’t be a long journey as the book is only seven chapters in length. Let’s jump right in and learn about Micah the prophet.
“Look! The Lord is coming from his dwelling place; he comes down and treads on the heights of the earth.” – Micah 1:3
Wait…is God about to show himself?!?!?!
“The mountains melt beneath him and the valleys split apart, like wax before the fire, like water rushing down a slope.” – Micah 1:4
Nope…God isn’t showing himself. It’s just an earthquake.
“Since she gathered her gifts from the wages of prostitutes, as the wages of prostitutes they will again be used.” – Micah 1:7
God really hates prostitutes. Let us all remember there would be no female prostitutes if men weren’t paying them for services. Oh what the hell am I saying, it’s the Bible, so the prostitutes aren’t being paid. Men are forcing themselves on women and treating them as property.
“Because of this I will weep and wail; I will go about barefoot and naked.” – Micah 1:8
God is destroying the land and Micah’s response is to walk around naked.
“Shave your head in mourning for the children in whom you delight; make yourself as bald as the vulture, for they will go from you into exile.” – Micah 1:16
Ah, more children are being punished. The children are forced from their parents into exile.
The start of Micah is much the same as the other prophets. God supposedly protects the poor and helpless, but innocent children are being forced from their families and the entire land is being destroyed by God. Everyone is being punished, but the rich and the poor. This doesn’t help the poor. It harms them more.
Coming Soon: Micah – Chapter 2: Human Plans and God’s Plans