SNAPSHOT OF MICAH
- Date: 735-710 BC (Assyrian Empire)
- Theme: God will punish His people for their injustice, then He will restore them.
- Key Verse(s): Micah 7:9 I will bear the indignation of the Lord because I have sinned against Him, until He pleads my case and executes justice for me. He will bring me out to the light, and I will see His righteousness.
- YouTube: For a brief video synopsis, visit fellowshipcleveland.com/the-other-guys and click on “The Bible Project Synopsis” for Micah.
Share with your group a time that you deliberately disobeyed your parents. What were the consequences?
Read Micah 1:1-9. What do you think he means when he calls “Jacob’s transgression” “Samaria” and “Judah’s high place” “Jerusalem”?
Read Micah 1:7, 3:9-11, and 6:10-12. What specific sins does Micah mention? Read Micah 5:13, and 6:6-8. What is God’s remedy for these sins? What is His ultimate remedy (Micah 5:2)? Who was the fulfillment of this prophecy?
Read Micah 3:1-12. Who is being condemned and why? Does this situation seem similar to your culture? Why or why not?
Read 1 Timothy 6:10 in the Amplified and The Message versions. How does this verse expand your understanding of what God was condemning the leaders for in Micah 3:9-12?
Though the Israelites knew what God asked of them, they did not follow His commands, and Micah contains their judgment for their lack of obedience. Read Luke 6:46-49, John 14:15, and James 1:22-25. What do these verses have to say about your obedience to God?
Micah ends with a beautiful description of God. Read Micah 7:18-20 and list the characteristics attributed to God in this passage. How do these characteristics make God unique among other gods/religions?
Knowing that no one is like God, why do you at times follow the things of this world instead of worshipping God alone?
“Transformation isn’t in the information, it’s in the application” (Aaron DeLoach). This week, focus on listening to the Holy Spirit and DOING what God is calling you to do.
Follow the reading plan for the Book of Nahum this week:
- Monday 7/16 1
- Tuesday 7/17 2
- Wednesday 7/18 3
- Thursday 7/19 1-2
- Friday 7/20 3
FOR FURTHER STUDY
Micah follows an interesting pattern of judgment and restoration. Read through the passages and note whether it describes judgment or restoration:
- 1:2-2:11 ____ Judgment ____ Restoration
- 2:12-13 ____ Judgment ____ Restoration
- 3:1-12 ____ Judgment ____ Restoration
- 4:1-5:15 ____ Judgment ____ Restoration
- 6:1-7:6 ____ Judgment ____ Restoration
- 7:7-20 ____ Judgment ____ Restoration
Micah is filled with the message of God’s forgiveness and restoration. Read the following verses and list the hope or promise:
- Micah 2:12
- Micah 4:1
- Micah 4:3
- Micah 4:5
- Micah 5:2
- Micah 7:18-19
Micah 4:3 contains a similarly-worded phrase used a couple of times in Scripture. What is the phrase? Read Micah 4:2, Isaiah 2:3-4, and Joel 3:10 and write in your own words what this phrase means.