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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

King of Kings

Today we will continue our study of Micah. We will then spend the rest of the week looking at the last two chapters. Below are study notes. Micah pronounces judgment on Judah as Amos had done 50 years earlier.  Micah’s prophecies contain much more hope for future restoration than did Amos’ because the focus is on the person of the majestic Lord. At the beginning of the book God is calling His rebellious people in to “court” to answer for their sins.

Read verses 1-7 and describe the following aspects of this courtroom scene.  The defendants – The witness – The arrival of the Judge – The occasion – The sentence

In Micah 2:1-5 what is the offense and sentence against oppressive landowners?

In Micah 2:6-11 describe the message which the Lord as Judge pronounced against lying prophets.

What are the keys to wise living found in Micah 2:6, 7, and 11?

Describe the Lord’s deliverance of Jerusalem by the Lord, the awesome Judge, from the besieging Assyrians in Micah 2:12-13?

In chapters 3-5 of Micah, the Lord concerns Himself with the leadership of His people. First He critically examines the deficiencies of current leadership. Then He looks ahead to the glories of the Messiah as King of kings.

11 But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 13 In the sight of God, who gives life to everything, and of Christ Jesus, who while testifying before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, I charge you 14 to keep this command without spot or blame until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 which God will bring about in his own time—God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 16 who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen. - 1 Timothy 6