Through Micah, the Lord gives many messages of judgment and hope. Thus far, the messages have been delivered in a “bad news, then good news” style. But in this passage, while the order of “bad news then good news” continues, the prophecies are communicated in a quick, intense, repeated fashion.
Micah 4:9-5:5 is a passage in which we find what one commentator called a “mixed judgment and salvation oracle.” This makes this passage challenging and even confusing.
But the bad news, then good news, is setting the stage and pointing to the best news – the birth of the King in Bethlehem.
This promise is at the center of the book of Micah, and stands out and shines like no other promise in all of Scripture. All of God’s promises are dependent on this promise – that the God-Man Jesus would be born in Bethlehem.
- 2 Corinthians 1:20 For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.
In my video, I will talk more about the structure of the book of Micah, and the messages of judgment and promise given in Micah 4:9-5:5.
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