Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Micah's Warning-What God Really Wants From Us

By Mary Vee

From the Journals of the prophet Micah

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I am only writing a small portion of my words here. If you'd like to read more, please look in your Bible in the book called by my name, Micah.

The Lord gave me a message concerning Samaria and Jerusalem.

The sins of our country are great. The people are greedy, selfish, and take things from the poor. The leaders do not grant justice.

There will be a time of silence broken only by the coming of one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from old, from ancient times. He will come from Bethlehem even though she is a small clan in Judah.

This ruler will stand up and care for the people in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God. And the people will live securely, for then his greatness will reach to the ends of the earth. And he will be their peace.

Several people have asked me what does God really want. I will tell you. He doesn't want burnt offerings, thousands of rams, rivers of oil, or for you to offer your children. He has shown you what is good. What does the Lord want from you? He wants you to act justly and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.

Let us offer a prayer of praise to God:

Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of those receiving his inheritance? 
You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. 
You will again have compassion on us. 
You will tread our sins under your foot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea. 
You will be true to Jacob, and show mercy to Abraham, as you pledged on oath to our fathers in days long ago.

1. Micah was a _______________________
2. His message was concerning __________ and ____________
3. What was the problem?
4. Who will break the silence?
5. What does God really want?

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