This Weeks Text: Micah 5:4-5
One of our intentions for this series will be to introduce both the season of Advent and the book of Micah.
The theme of Micah is well aligned with the spirit of Advent the spirit of Hope. Micah prophesied somewhere between 750 and 686 B.C. and therefore was a contemporary of the prophet Isaiah. He was on the scene during a time of rampant idolatry injustice and empty religion in Israel and Judah. His task was to pronounce God’s judgment on sinful behavior and his delight to pardon those who are repentant.
As such Micah’s message though often resounding a note of judgment is fundamentally a message of hope in God’s grace. His core intent is to present a wake-up call to the people of God that they might receive grace.