Application of Micah
1) Review what you have learned about God the Father and the Son in this book. Meditate on these truths. Tell God you want to know Him more intimately and ask Him to open the eyes o your understanding. Ask Him to show you how to live in light of who He is.
2) Micah 4:12 says the nations do not know the thoughts of the Lord, nor do they understand His purpose. Yet the child of God can know these things through studying His Word. Amos said, "Surely the Lord God does nothing unless He reveals His secret counsel to His servants the prophets" (3:7). God's secret counsel and His plan for the future is in the Word of God. Are you ordering your life in such a way that you take time to study His Word?
3) What have you learned about the unchanging love and compassion of God in pardoning your sins? Are you living accordingly?
4) Although you may not be able to trust in others, can you trust in God? Are you trusting Him? Can He trust you? In Micah 6:6-8 God tells you how to approach Him and what He requires. Will you live accordingly?
Micah Themes of Application
God will judge the false prophets, dishonest leaders, and selfish priests in Israel and Judá. While they public carried out religious ceremonies, they were privately seeking to gain money and influence. To mix selfish motives with an empty display of religion to pervert faith.
Don’t try to mix your own selfish desires with true faith in God. One day God will reveal how foolish it is to substitute anything for loyalty to him. Coming up with your own private blend of religion will pervert your faith.
Micah predicted ruin for all nations and leaders who were oppressive toward other. The upper classes oppressed and exploited the poor. Yet no one was speaking against them or doing anything to stop them. God will not put up with such injustice.
We dare not ask God to help us while we ignore those who are needy and oppressed, or while we silently condone the actions of those who oppress them.
King of Peace
God promised to provide a new King to bring strength and peace to his people. Hundreds of years before Christ’s birth, God promised that the eternal King would be born in Bethlehem. It was God’s great plan to restore his people through the Messiah.
Christ our King leads us just as God promised. But until his final judgment, his leadership is only visible among those who welcome his authority. We can have God’s peace now by giving up our sins and welcoming him as King.
Micah preached that God’s greatest desire was not the offering of sacrifices at the Temple. God delights in faith that produces justice, love for others, and obedience to him.
True faith in God generates kindness, compassion, justice, and humility. We can please God by seeking these attributes in our work, our family, our church, and our neighborhood.