Talks for Growing Christians
The Confession of the Godly Remnant of Israel
Lesson Number 7
- The godly remnant of Israel will acknowledge the sins of the nation.
- The godly remnant of Israel will experience the blessings of God.
- Have you experienced God’s more than a pardoned love?
- Why is Micah called a minor prophet?
- What does Micah’s name mean?
- God brought two indictments against Israel. The response of the people to the first indictment was one of penitence. What was their response to the second indictment?
- For whom was Micah speaking as representative in Micah 7:1-10?
- What is the time known as Jacob’s trouble?
- Because his book is small compared to the major prophets, but that does not mean that his message is of lesser importance.
- Micah’s name means, “who is like the Lord.”
- One of penitence.
- Micah voiced the confession of the godly remnant of Israel. He was speaking as representative of the godly Jews in Judah who were sorry for their sins and who had repented of their wrong doing.
- The coming tribulation period.
- Micah spoke as a representative of the godly Jews in Judah who were sorry for their sins and who had repented of their wrong doing. The godly remnant in Micah’s day is typical of the godly remnant that will exist in Israel in the last days before the Lord’s return. The godly remnant does not take their own revenge. They know that if they just wait for the Lord, He will please their case and execute justice and righteously subdue their enemies. Although this passage and this prophecy have to do the Jews, we can take a lesson in acknowledging our sins and waiting for the Lord to avenge.
- The godly remnant of Micah’s day were few and far between. Things were so bad that the people were treating each other like animals, leaders and judges could be bought off by bribes, and family relationships had broken down. Is there a parallel in our nation today? What is your part in this kind of behavior?
- When the Lord returns, he will restore and bless the nation of Israel on behalf of the godly remnant. This is the time of the Lord’s millennial kingdom here on earth. not only the Jews will have returned to the land, but the godly of all nations will come to Jerusalem for blessing because the Lord will be there. he will lead His people as a perfect Shepherd. Selah!
- What about the time of tribulation? What about the ungodly? See Micah 7:13. The day of judgment is coming as well as a future day of blessing. See Philippians 2:9-10. Is your name written in the Lamb’s book of life? Have you bowed the knee, receiving Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior?
- Read Micah 7:18-20, “Who is a God like You…” These verses are read in the synagogues of orthodox Jews on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. and these verses will be part of the godly remnants’ confession of faith in the future when they acknowledge Christ as their Messiah.
These verses are applicable for us today. The Lord has not only pardoned us for our sins and iniquities, but He has cast all our sins in the depths of the sea; He has removed them completely. See Psalm 103:12 and Jeremiah 31:34. All of these blessings have been extended to us who have trusted in Christ. “Who is a God like You…?”
- “I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation; My God will hear me.” Micah 7:7
- “When I fall, I will arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord will be a light to me…He will bring me forth to the light; I will see His righteousness.” Micah 7:8-9
- “Who is a God like You, pardoning iniquity…He delights in mercy, He will again have compassion on us… and will cast all our dins into the depth of the sea…” Micah 7:18-19