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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Most Known Uknown: Micah

As we continue our journey through the most known unknown we come across perhaps one of the most socially charged prophets of them all Micah. His message was that of the social injustice the people of Judah endured. He is believed to be a contemporary of Isaiah. Micah prophesied that the people would be exiled to Babylon but in the end God would forgive his people and keep his promise to Abraham. In Micah resides arguably one of the most powerful scriptures in the entire biblical narrative. It is found in Micah 6:8. In fact in a recent interview a Congressman from Chicago was being interviewed about the Trayvon Martin verdict and his response was that we are called to Micah 6:8. What does Micah 6:8 say you may be wondering? He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God? (NKJV)

 Micah answers for us one of life's burning questions and that is what is my purpose? Micah gives us the key to pleasing God. The question becomes what does do justly look like in your life? Could it be to speak up for someone who has no voice? Could it be to right a wrong that you have the power to make a mends for?  What does to do justly look like in your life?  I could go on and on as you can see I am pretty fond of this scripture but I will quit there.

 Micah challenged the people of his day and he challenges us today to fight for those who don't have the ability to fight for themselves.

 Scripture Reference: Book of Micah

 God bless,

Bondservant Hollis

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