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Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

Micah 7

 

 

Verses 1-20

Micah 7:6 For the son dishonoureth the father, the daughter riseth up against her mother, the daughter in law against her mother in law; a man"s enemies are the men of his own house.

Micah 7:5-6Comments - Human Depravity- Micah 7:5-6 describes a society that has broken down, even unto the institution of the family. No one could trust one another. Even family members dishonoured one another. The society was completely without a sense of integrity and moral ethics.

Micah 7:14-20 — Israel's Future Glorification - Micah 7:14-20 speaks of Israel's future glorification.

Micah 7:14 Feed thy people with thy rod, the flock of thine heritage, which dwell solitarily in the wood, in the midst of Carmel: let them feed in Bashan and Gilead, as in the days of old.

Micah 7:14 — "let them feed in Bashan and Gilead, as in the days of old" - Comments- Bashan and Gilead were regions that provided fertile fields on the sides of the hills where livestock grazed until they were fat ( Psalm 68:15, Song of Solomon 6:5-6, Amos 4:1). Micah 7:14 uses metaphorical language to refer to a place of abundance and fatness from God's blessings.

Psalm 68:15, "The hill of God is as the hill of Bashan; an high hill as the hill of Bashan."

Song of Solomon 6:5-6, "Turn away thine eyes from me, for they have overcome me: thy hair is as a flock of goats that appear from Gilead. Thy teeth are as a flock of sheep which go up from the washing, whereof every one beareth twins, and there is not one barren among them."

Amos 4:1, "Hear this word, ye kine of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, which oppress the poor, which crush the needy, which say to their masters, Bring, and let us drink."

Micah 7:17 They shall lick the dust like a serpent, they shall move out of their holes like worms of the earth: they shall be afraid of the LORD our God, and shall fear because of thee.

Micah 7:17 — "they shall move out of their holes like worms of the earth" - — Comments- In 2004the U.S. troop surrounded a house in Iraq on a tip that the former dictator Saddam Hussein was in hiding there. They discovered him hiding in a cellar at a farmhouse across the river from one of his palaces. When these troops took the cover off and saw this man inside, they ordered him out. He squeezed through the narrow opening to the top and said, "I am the President of Iraq and I want to negotiate." 12] Shortly afterwards, Paul Crouch read Micah 7:17 on his program Behind the Scenes as a fulfillment of this prophecy. 13]

12] Bret Baier, Rita Cosby and Jim Angle and The Associated Press, "Saddam Captured Like "Like a Rat" in a Raid," FoxNews.com, 14December 2003 [on-line]; accessed 29 September 2009; available from http://www.foxnews.com/story/0 ,2933 ,105706 ,00.html; Internet.

13] Paul Crouch, "Sermon," Behind the Scenes, on Trinity Broadcasting Network (Santa Ana, California, 2004), television program.

Micah 7:18 Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy.

Micah 7:18 — "Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage?" - Comments- Micah 7:18 describes the divine nature of God. In a number of passages in Scripture His various attributes are revealed. This verse reveals the aspect of God's compassionate nature.

"he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy" - Comments- God actually takes pleasure in showing someone mercy and grace.

Micah 7:19 He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.

Micah 7:20 Thou wilt perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, which thou hast sworn unto our fathers from the days of old.

Micah 7:20Comments- Micah 7:20 refers to the Abrahamic covenant with God's people.

 


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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Micah 7:4". Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ghe/micah-7.html. 2013.

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