Micah 2:12-13 – “There is Hope”

My Bible study notes for Wednesday night, June 21st. Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon. They are provided as an outline each week for our Tabernacle Church family. You can find Sermon Notes, Family Devotional Guides, Prayer List, and other resources at our Church Website.

Micah 2:12-13

I. The Prediction of Judgment – 1:1–3:12

               A.  Introduction to the Book of Micah – 1:1

               B.  The Judgment on the People – 1:2–2:13

                       1.  Judgment on Samaria – 1:2–8

                       2.  Judgment on Judah – 1:9–16

                       3.  Cause of the Judgment – 2:1–11

                       4.  Promise of Future Restoration – 2:12, 13[1]

There is Hope

  • God has preserved a remnant
  • He will gather His people
  • He will lead His people (Reigning King)
  • Micah 2:12–13 promises that Israel’s divine Shepherd-King will gather and protect His people and then lead them to freedom. This probably refers most immediately to the Lord’s deliverance of Jerusalem from Sennacherib (see 2 Kings. 19:31).[2]

The people have sinned against God, but He will provide a remnant

  • Taken to Babylon and lived in captivity
  • Returning to rebuild the wall and temple
  • Yet, as a nation/people they continue to turn their back on God

Today, there will always be a remnant (the true church)

We will continue to:

  • Suffer
  • Struggle
  • Sin

Our hope today is that we have a provision for sin.  The forgiveness of our sin.

  • Salvation
  • Sanctification

When we sin:

  • We must confess – 1 John 1:9; Psalm 51:1-4
  • We must repent –2 Corinthians 7:10
  • We must change – Matthew 3:8; Acts 26:20

[1] The Open Bible: New King James Version, electronic ed. (Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1998).

[2] E. Ray Clendenen, “The Minor Prophets,” in Holman Concise Bible Commentary, ed. David S. Dockery (Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 1998), 365.

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