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Micah – Walk Humbly ~ What Does the Lord Require? (Week 4)
November 7, 2021
Micah – Walk Humbly ~ What Does the Lord Require? (Week 4)November 7, 2021
Micah – Walk Humbly (Week 4) ~ Dean Johnson ~ 11.07.21
What Does the Lord Require?
- Mountains represent – the jury, but they also are witnesses because they’re the oldest parts of the earth. They’re to all God has done, starting with Abram.
Micah 6:3 ESV
- Oh my people – one word in Hebrew, it’s a , loving word.
- “To remember” Not simply recall or think about, it means to “re-member”, to make yourself a member of ” “to participate,” “to make something that has passed a present reality”. So to remember is not just a mental exercise, it’s actionable – do something in response.
- How can I have a relationship with God?
- How can I tell if I’m being good enough?
- Burnt offerings in the OT sacrificial system were atonements for sin. The burnt offering was supposed to indicate total surrender, total dependence on God.
- In the OT sacrificial system was considered part of the Grain offering. It was meant to signify Voluntary devotion to God, to recognize the goodness of God.
- Micah is talking about a offering – brought a sin offering to atone for your sin
- How will I know?
- God wants His people to “justice “not just TALK about it.
- “Act Justly” –almost always used in the OT to describe four classes of people, Widows, Orphans, , and the poor.
- “Love mercy,” – used to described God’s steadfast love. Love people whether you get something out of it or not.
- “Walk humbly” – live their lives modestly trusting and depending on God, rather than arrogantly relying on themselves. “Walk” – it’s a metaphor, means you have a close relationship.
- “The human race doesn’t need improvement, it needs redemption” – C.S. Lewis “Mere Christianity
- We don’t need to become people; we need to become people.
- Under the Mosaic law – the life of the of every family is forfeit because of the family’s sin.
- Micah is looking back to the but he’s also looking to the end.
- God provided a ram. Which means the was yet to come.
- “The Lord WILL PROVIDE”. Notice the future tense