He will not reject us

Micah 5:2

It was from everlasting that Jesus signed the contract with His Father, that He would pay blood for blood, suffering for suffering, agony for agony, and death for death on behalf of His people, without a murmuring word.

That from the crown of His head, to the sole of His foot, He might be spit upon, pierced, mocked, and crushed beneath the pains of death.

Oh, my soul what a wonder!
When we were born into the world did Christ love us, but His delights were with the sons of men before therewere any sons of men.

He chose us before the mountains were brought forth or the channels of deep were digged.

He will not reject us.

We are His everlasting and inalienable inheritance, given to Him by His Father.

His everlasting love shall be the pillow for our head in the night.

Maby SUNDAR India group no. 7070

270 Days Bible Study Insights Micah 4-7
In the midst of this overwhelming prediction of destruction, Micah gives hope and consolation because he also describes God’s love. The truth is that judgement comes only after countless opportunities to repent, to turn back to true worship and obedience—“to act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God”(6:8). But even in the midst of judgement, God promises to deliver the small minority who have continued to follow him. He states, “Their king will pass through before them, the Lord at their head”(2;13). The king, of course, is Jesus; and we read in 5:2 that he will be born as a baby in Bethlehem, an obscure Judean village.

God promised to provide a new king to bring strength and peace to his people. Hundreds of years before Christ’s birth, God promised that the eternal king would be born in Bethlehem. It was God’s great plan to restore his people through the Messiah.

Christ our king leads us just as God promised. But until his final judgement, his leadership is only visible among those who welcome his authority. We can please God by giving up our sins and welcoming him as king.

Micah preached that God’s greatest desire was not the offering of sacrifices st the temple. God delights in Faith that produces justice, love for others, and obedience to him.

True faith in God generates kindness, compassion, justice, and humility. We can please God by seeking these results in our work, our family, our church, and our neighbourhood.

Micah watched as society rotted around him. Rulers demanded gifts, judges accepted bribes, corruption was universal. But God promised to lead the people out of the darkness of sin and into his light. Then the people would prAise him for his faithfulness. God alone is perfectly faithful.

Micah could not find an upright person anywhere in the land. Uprightness (honesty, integrity) is difficult to find. Society rationalises sin, and even Christians sometimes compromise Christian principles in order to do what they want. It is easy to convince ourselves that we deserve a few breaks, especially when “everyone else” is doing it. But the standards for honesty come from God, not society. We are honest because God is truth and we are to be like him.

God delights to show mercy! He does not forgive grudgingly , but is glad when we repent and offers forgiveness to all who come back to him. Today you can confess your sins and receive his loving forgiveness. Don’t be too proud to accept God’s free offer.

In an age when religion was making little difference in people’s lives. Micah said that God expected his people to be just, merciful, and humble(6:8). He requires the same of Christians today. In a world that is unjust, we must act justly. In a world of tough breaks, we must be merciful. In a world of pride and self-sufficiency, we must walk humbly with God. Only when we live according to God’s way will we begin to affect our homes, our society, and our world.

Clara Radhakrishna