The Sunday School Lesson God Judges and Restores by David McGee
Jan 08, 2017
God Judges and Restores (40:50)
Referenced Scriptures: Micah 1:1-7; Micah 6; Micah 7:1-20
Today's study explores the Book of Micah. This prophet spoke against the sins of his people and warned about the consequences of their wicked ways. He also relayed God's promise taht He would restore those who humbled themselves before Him in repentance.
The scriptures below are from the WEB Bible.
1) The word of Yahweh that came to Micah the Morashtite in the days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, which he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem.
2) Hear, you peoples, all of you. Listen, earth, and all that is therein: And let the Lord Yahweh be witness against you, The Lord from his holy temple.
3) For, behold, Yahweh comes forth out of his place, And will come down and tread on the high places of the earth.
4) The mountains melt under him, And the valleys split apart, Like wax before the fire, Like waters that are poured down a steep place.
5) All this is for the disobedience of Jacob, And for the sins of the house of Israel. What is the disobedience of Jacob? is it not Samaria? and what are the high places of Judah? aren‘t they Jerusalem?
6) Therefore I will make Samaria as a heap of the field, [and] as places for planting vineyards; and I will pour down the stones of it into the valley, and I will uncover the foundations of it.
7) All her engraved images shall be beaten to pieces, and all her hires shall be burned with fire, and all her idols will I lay desolate; for of the hire of a prostitute has she gathered them, and to the hire of a prostitute shall they return.
1) Hear you now what Yahweh says: Arise, contend you before the mountains, and let the hills hear your voice.
2) Hear, you mountains, Yahweh‘s controversy, and you enduring foundations of the earth; for Yahweh has a controversy with his people, and he will contend with Israel.
3) My people, what have I done to you? and in which have I wearied you? testify against me.
4) For I brought you up out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage; and I sent before you Moses, Aaron, and Miriam.
5) My people, remember now what Balak king of Moab devised, and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him; [remember] from Shittim to Gilgal, that you may know the righteous acts of Yahweh.
6) How shall I come before Yahweh, and bow myself before the high God? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old?
7) Will Yahweh be pleased with thousands of rams, [or] with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my disobedience, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
8) He has showed you, man, what is good; and what does Yahweh require of you, but to do justly, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
9) The voice of Yahweh cries to the city, and [the man of] wisdom will see your name: hear you the rod, and who has appointed it.
10) Are there yet treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and a scant measure that is abominable?
11) Shall I be pure with wicked balances, and with a bag of deceitful weights?
12) For the rich men of it are full of violence, and the inhabitants of it have spoken lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.
13) Therefore I also have struck you with a grievous wound; I have made you desolate because of your sins.
14) You shall eat, but not be satisfied; and your humiliation shall be in the midst of you: and you shall put away, but shall not save; and that which you save will I give up to the sword.
15) You shall sow, but shall not reap; you shall tread the olives, but shall not anoint you with oil; and the vintage, but shall not drink the wine.
16) For the statutes of Omri are kept, and all the works of the house of Ahab, and you walk in their counsels; that I may make you a desolation, and the inhabitants of it a hissing: and you shall bear the reproach of my people.
1) Woe is me! for I am as when they have gathered the summer fruits, as the grape gleanings of the vintage: there is no cluster to eat; my soul desires the first-ripe fig.
2) The godly man is perished out of the earth, and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his brother with a net.
3) Their hands are on that which is evil to do it diligently; the prince asks, and the judge [is ready] for a reward; and the great man, he utters the evil desire of his soul: thus they weave it together.
4) The best of them is as a brier; the most upright is [worse] than a thorn hedge: the day of your watchmen, even your visitation, is come; now shall be their perplexity.
5) Don‘t you trust in a neighbor; don‘t you put confidence in a friend; keep the doors of your mouth from her who lies in your bosom.
6) For the son dishonors the father, the daughter rises up against her mother, the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; a man‘s enemies are the men of his own house.
7) But as for me, I will look to Yahweh; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.
8) Don‘t rejoice against me, my enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, Yahweh will be a light to me.
9) I will bear the indignation of Yahweh, because I have sinned against him, until he plead my cause, and execute judgment for me: he will bring me forth to the light, [and] I shall see his righteousness.
10) Then my enemy shall see it, and shame shall cover her who said to me, Where is Yahweh your God? My eyes shall see [my desire] on her; now shall she be trodden down as the mire of the streets.
11) A day for building your walls! in that day shall the decree be far removed.
12) In that day shall they come to you from Assyria and the cities of Egypt, and from Egypt even to the River, and from sea to sea, and [from] mountain to mountain.
13) Yet shall the land be desolate because of those who dwell therein, for the fruit of their doings.
14) Feed your people with your rod, the flock of your heritage, which dwell solitarily, in the forest in the midst of Carmel: let them feed in Bashan and Gilead, as in the days of old.
15) As in the days of your coming forth out of the land of Egypt will I show to them marvelous things.
16) The nations shall see and be ashamed of all their might; they shall lay their hand on their mouth; their ears shall be deaf.
17) They shall lick the dust like a serpent; like crawling things of the earth they shall come trembling out of their close places; they shall come with fear to Yahweh our God, and shall be afraid because of you.
18) Who is a God like you, that pardons iniquity, and passes over the disobedience of the remnant of his heritage? he doesn‘t retain his anger forever, because he delights in lovingkindness.
19) He will again have compassion on us; he will tread our iniquities under foot; and you will cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.
20) You will perform the truth to Jacob, [and] the lovingkindness to Abraham, which you have sworn to our fathers from the days of old.
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