Study 4 From The Book of Micah is: Micah 6:1-7:6
- 6:1-8. What was the substance of the Lord’s case against His people? Do not forgetfulness and misunderstanding still characterize them? Apply Col. 2:20 and 3:1-4, for example. Does God find in us what He has shown to us (verse 8; ‘require of’ literally means ‘seek in’)?
- 6:9-7:6. Sin brings desolation (6:13, 16) and social breakdown (7:2-6). Do we (a) recognize and (b) grieve over this sad and modern tale? Do our lives shine like lights in this situation? Cf. 7:8 and Phil. 2:15.
- 6:5. Balaam blessed Balak’s enemies three times when he was expected to curse them (Nu.22-24). ‘From Shittim to Gilgal’ refers to the crossing of the Jordan. ‘Know’ here means ‘care for’; cf. 3:1
- 6:9 -16. The text is somewhat confused; but it is clear that a wicked Israel is receiving a stern warning.
- 6:16. ‘The statutes of Omri’: cf. 1 Ki. 16:25, 26. ‘That I may make you….’: a final, not a causal, clause.