Our next minor prophet to examine holds one of the most quoted verses in the Old Testament. His name is Micah and is commonly famous for 6:8 “…what does the Lord require of you…?” Yet in this focus we miss the main point of the whole book. Micah's prophecy concerns the sins of the nation and signals that looming judgement is at hand represented by Assyria and Babylon.
He points out that their sins of idolatry, corruption, failure of leadership and violence is soon about to be judged. But forgiveness can be found in God's faithfulness to his covenantal promises.
Far too often, like the people of old we minimise the impact of sin in our lives. We say ‘it doesn’t matter’ or ‘it’s only a little thing’. Yet we forget that we worship and serve a holy God. But in all of this we have a saviour, one to go to with our confession and receive forgiveness and reconciliation.
It is the most amazing thing!