- Amos and Hosea prophesied in the north, Micah in the south. But Micah prophesied to both kingdoms. He was an 8th-century prophet. His theme could be viewed as God’s shepherd care of His people. Key verse is 6:8 – to do justly, love mercy and walk humbly with thy God.
- Words: “Jacob” (1:5; 2:7,12; 3:1,8,9; 4:2; 5:7,8; 7:20). Note also “sin” and “transgression” (1:5,13; 3:8; 6:7; 7:18).
- His name means “Who is like Jehovah,” and this discovery of the uniqueness of Jehovah in 7:18-20 is the climax of the book.
- His Authority to speak for God (1:1,2)
- His Anguish over conditions (1:8)
- The Antagonism he faced (2:6)
- The Ability which enabled him (3:8)
- The Attitude which characterized him (7:7-9)
- The Appreciation at which he arrived – “Who is a God like unto Thee?” (7:18-20)
- Deliverance from Bondage (2:12-13) – The Flock
- Deliverance from Brokenness (4:7) – The Strong Nation
- Deliverance from Barrenness (5:7) – The Dew and the Lion
- Deliverance from Baseness (7:18) – The Heritage of the Lord or Burden of Sin
- Thus, we have the Remnant and the Savior (2:12,13), Sorrows (4:7), Society (5:7,8) and her Sins (7:18).
I. The Nation and its Condition (chs.1-3)
- Idolatry Godward (ch.1)
- Iniquity – to each other (ch.2)
- Injustice – of the leaders (ch.3)
II. The Messiah (chs.4-5)
III. The Corruption of the Nation (chs.6-7)
- Forgetful of divine mercies (ch.6)
- Corruption at every stratum (ch.7)
- The One who breaks open the way
- The King
Micah 5:1-4 (The Coming Ruler)
- An Ancient Ruler
- His Origin – from Me
- His place of birth