Micah the Prophet, Micah 1:1-7

Micah is called one of the twelve minor writing prophets. Because this book is a lot smaller than the prophets whose books contain more text and are known as the major prophets.

Micah prophesied around 735BC-700BC which was around the same time as Isaiah 739BC-680BC.

The often quoted verse in the Gospels where Jesus was to be found by the Magi. As given to Herod the Great by the Sanhedrin is found In Micah 5:2.
Like Jonah, Micah preached and prophesied changed history. Jonah to the city of Nineveh and Micah to the city of Jerusalem both cities got approximately another hundred years of life because they repented and turned to the one true God.

Background Reading:

God’s Coming Judgment

1:1 This message from the LORD came to Micah of Moresheth during the reigns of the Judean kings Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah concerning the vision he saw about Samaria and Jerusalem:

2 “Listen, people! All of you!

Earth! Pay attention, and all you inhabitants of it!

May the Lord GOD be a witness against you—

the Lord from his holy Temple.

3 Look here! The LORD is coming from his place!

He will come down

and will trample down the high places throughout the land.

4 The mountains will melt under him

and the valleys will split apart,

like wax in the presence of fire

and like water gushing down a steep incline.

5 All this comes about due to the transgression of Jacob,

and due to the sins of the house of Israel.

What is Jacob’s sin? It’s Samaria, isn’t it?

And what’s Judah’s high place? It’s Jerusalem, isn’t it?

6 “So I will turn Samaria into a mound of dirt in a field,

a place to plant vineyards.

And I will dump her building stones into the valley,

uncovering her foundation.

7 All of her carved images will be crushed to pieces,

all the earnings of her prostitution will be burned up,

and I will destroy all her idols;

because she collected the wages of prostitution,

and to the wages of prostitution they will return.”
Micah 1:1-7

Read the rest of the book of Micah 1:8-7:20.

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