Romans 2: 5 – 6
“But in accordance with your hardness and your impenitent heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgement of God, who “will render to each one according to his deeds”.”
The main theme of the Book of Micah is the Righteousness of God.
God in all His justice was interrupting the decadent societies of both Israel and Judah. He destroyed the evil and raised up a remnant of faithful followers who would continue to be loyal to Him. God was preparing to build His promised kingdom according to His Will.
God is righteous, above all. And He has every single right to judge us for what we have and have not done. No one but ourselves is to be held accountable. Perhaps we always overlook this fact because we are constantly only drowned with messages everywhere that God saves, and is merciful and forgiving. Nevertheless, do not be swayed by the beliefs, ways, sayings and teachings of the world, but rather, let the true Words of God steer you in the direction you ought to go.
Micah 7: 1 – 6 speak volumes of how sinful and corrupt the Northern and Southern Kingdom have become.
“For son dishonours father, daughter rises against her mother, daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; a man’s enemies are the men of his own household.”
And Micah, here, is deeply troubled and in despair, while he yearns for salvation and forgiveness for the sake of both Kingdoms so that they would be spared from the eventual fury of God.
In his yearning for forgiveness, he finds hope.
Micah 7: 18 – 19
“Who is a God like You, pardoning iniquity and passing over the transgression of the remnant of His heritage? He does not retain His anger forever, because He delights in mercy. He will again have compassion on us, and will subdue our iniquities. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.”
Regardless of how deep and how wide we know the love of God is, we should never test His patience because we do not know God the way He knows us, and in all our ways, we can be put to shame. There are set limits to everything. Likewise, the moment we exceed this limit God has set for us, we have to bear the consequences we deserve.
Put ego aside, or try to relinquish it completely, and humble yourself before the Lord. What more have we to prove to someone who already knows our everything? We are but unprofitable servants of God who are unworthy of all that we have been given.
Luke 17: 10
“So likewise you, when you have done all those things which you are commanded, say, ‘We are unprofitable servants. We have done what was our duty to do.’”
May the grace of the Lord abide with you. I hope you have a very blessed day ahead.