Micah's prophesy dates according to the southern kings Jotham, Ahaz
and Hezekiah. These kings of Judah reigned from about 752 to 697 B.C.
One of the most wicked kings of all Judah's history, King Ahaz, is the
focus of much of Micah's prophesy. While the dark picture presented by
Micah's prophecy reflects the reign of King Ahaz, the brighter aspects
reflect the godly rule under King Hezekiah.
One of Micah's most important prophecies concerns the preexistence and
human birth of the Messiah at Bethlehem, and affords a demonstration of
the accuracy and certainty of the fulfillment of prophecy through God's
Will. The purpose of Micah's prophecy is to face the people with their
sins and the word of God's judgment that must come upon them as a result
of their persistent sinning, and to speak of the future restoration
after the Babylonian captivity as well as the ultimate final restoration .
- Micah 1 1:1-16 Judgment on Samaria and Jerusalem
- Micah 2 2:1-11 Woe to the oppressor of the poor
- 2:12-13 The promise to the remnant
- Micah 3 3:1-4 Judgment on Israel’s leaders
- 3:5-12 Judgment on the prophets
- Micah 4 4:1-13 Swords into plowshares
- Micah 5 5:1-15 The deliverers from Bethlehem
- Micah 6 6:1-5 The Lord’s contention with Israel
- 6:6-16 The requirements of the Lord
- Micah 7 7:1-7 The moral sins of Israel
- 7:8-20 God’s concern for his people