Daily Bible Reading: Micah 1 - 3
Verse of the Day: Micah 1:2 – “Hear, all ye people; hearken, O earth, and all that therein is: and let the Lord God be witness against you, the Lord from his holy temple.”
The book of Micah can be divided into three sections – the first of which exposes the sins of the people of Judah. In the passage we read today, Micah calls the whole earth to witness God’s judgment upon Judah. He lists the causes of God’s upcoming judgment – the people were devising plans that were immoral and grossly unfair. They were greedy wanting what others had, and did not mind using cruel methods of extracting what they wanted.
Because of this, God was forewarning Judah of His upcoming judgment on them. The judgment would encompass all the people (leaders and followers alike). Yet, as we will see in the next devotions, God will restore, and teach them what is required to live mercy.
Prayer: God, we come today, examining our hearts for these condemnations. Purify us, O Lord. Amen.