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June 30, 2021 – Micah 6,7

In my Bible, over these chapters, the publisher has placed the heading: “The Lord’s Indictment and Restoration of His People.” It’s as if we are in a courtroom as the Lord announces, “Arise, plead your case before the mountains, and let the hills hear your voice.

Hear, you mountains, the indictment of the Lord” (6:1-2). God had done so much for his people. He had delivered them from their enemies. He had covenanted with them to keep them and to love them. But they had turned away from him. They had grown weary of the Lord. How could a people grow weary of the God who had done so much for them?


Was there any hope? Was there any solution? Yes!! “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” (6:8) Follow after the Lord! Humbly walk with the Lord! And what can they expect when they rest in and trust and follow the Lord? “Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger forever, because he delights in steadfast love. He will again have compassion on us; he will tread our iniquities underfoot. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea. You will show faithfulness to Jacob and steadfast love to Abraham, as you have sworn to our fathers from the days of old” (7:18-20). Surely, Charles Wesley was deeply indebted to Micah for the words of his great hymn.


And can it be that I should gain

An int'rest in the Savior's blood?

Died He for me, who caused His pain?

For me, who Him to death pursued?

Amazing love! how can it be

That Thou, my God, should die for me?

Amazing love! how can it be

That Thou, my God, should die for me!

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