Tuesday, May 9, 2017

God Almighty


This post is from my notes taken at our Bible Study Sunday morning at church.

 


 
 
The setting is in the days of Jonah who refused to preach to Nineveh because in his eyes they weren’t worth saving.

The prophet Micah was prophesying about the last days when war shall be no more, and peace shall reign.  He continued to prophesy that God would punish Assyria because of their cruelty and spirit of war.  God would bring vengeance upon Nimrod and cut off witchcrafts and Sooth Sayers, and tear down the graven images, and they would no more worship the work of their hands.

Micah 4:1-4  But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it.  And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.  But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the Lord of hosts hath spoken it.
Micah 5:6  And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof: thus shall he deliver us from the Assyrian,
God was cleaning house.  Micah continued in chapter 6 that if the people would humble themselves and pray, God would hear and rescue them and bless them. 

God demands that we worship Him only and the children of Israel forgot so quickly.

Jonah went to Nineveh to preach repentance, and the king and the people did listen and repent for a season. 

We are the people and we sit in darkness.  Our nation is full of rebellion and wickedness.  We ourselves must be careful how we live and walk before others who watch our behavior.  

God threw up his hands and said, “Go for it.  It is in your face, and you will reap what you sow. 

Micah continued in chapter 7 asking “Where are the good men?  He could only view people who did evil with both hands earnestly.  They were rebellious children who dishonored their parents and God. 

It is most necessary and foremost for us to have a relationship with our Father God.

We must consider our actions, our pride, stubbornness, selfishness and complaining.  If we want God’s blessings we must obey His will and follow His plans for our lives.

Micah 7:7  Therefore I will look unto the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.

Confess your sins and decide to allow God to guide and lead you in paths of righteousness. 
 
Be careful who you trust in this world.  Place your trust in God Almighty and in no other.




 

1 comment:

  1. Love the lesson and that last verse. Our joy starts with humility. Jonah is a good reminder of that...

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