Micah

Prophet living at the time of Divided Monarchy

Micah was a prophet who lived during the time of the Divided Monarchy in Israel. He is first mentioned in Jeremiah 26:18. The name Micah means Who is like the Lord in Hebrew (H4318).

Micah’s prophetic ministry took place during the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah (Micah 1:1). He was a contemporary of the prophets Isaiah, Amos, and Hosea, and his prophecies primarily focused on the sins of Israel and Judah, as well as the coming judgment of God upon them.

Micah’s prophecies often highlighted social injustices, idolatry, and the oppression of the poor and vulnerable. He called the people to repentance and warned of the consequences of their disobedience. Micah also prophesied about the coming Messiah and the restoration of Israel.

One of the key passages in the Book of Micah is Micah 6:8, which states, He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. This verse encapsulates the essence of Micah’s message, emphasizing the importance of living a life of righteousness and obedience to God.

Micah’s prophecies were fulfilled in various ways, including the fall of Samaria and Jerusalem, the exile of the Israelites, and the eventual restoration of Israel. His message of judgment and hope continues to be relevant for believers today, reminding us of the importance of living in accordance with God’s will and trusting in His faithfulness.

As biblical Christians, we believe that Micah’s prophecies are inspired by God and hold timeless truths for us to learn from and apply in our lives. The Book of Micah serves as a reminder of God’s justice, mercy, and faithfulness, calling us to live in obedience to Him and to seek justice and righteousness in our world.

References:
Jeremiah 26:18
Micah 1:1
Micah 6:8

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