Micah 5:1-15 – “The Deliverer from Bethlehem”

My Bible study notes for Wednesday night, Aug 16th. 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 5:1-15


  • Chapters 1-3 the coming judgement (Punishment)
  • Chapters 4-5: The restoration to follow (Promise)
  • Chapters 6-7: The plea for repentance (Pardon)
  • The Lord, the Judge who scatters his people for their transgressions and sins, is also the Shepherd-King who in covenant faithfulness gathers, protects, and forgives them.[1]
  • Themes: – Judgment and Forgiveness
    • God will judge disobedience/sinners
    • God will keep his covenant promises (their will be a remnant)
    • Blessings on those that will repent

The Coming of the Messiah – vv. 1-5a

  • The now – King Zedekiah – 2 Kings 25:1-7
  • The not yet – Jesus born in Bethlehem – Matthew 2:1-12

First Advent – v. 2

  • Whose coming forth is from old, from ancient days

In between – v. 3a

Second Advent – vv.3b-4

  • He shall stand and shepherd His flock in the strength of the Lord

The Victory of the Messiah – vv. 5b-15

He delivers – v. 5b-6

  • Then he will raise against them
  • He shall deliver us

He empowers – vv. 7-9

  • Then the remnant
  • Like the dew from the Lord
  • Among the nations, in the midst of many people

God will strengthen the people

  • Lion
  • Hand shall be lifted up over your adversaries

He ultimately conquers – vv. 10-15

  • I will cut off
  • Horses, chariots, cities

v. 15 – And in anger and wrath I will execute vengeance on the nations that did not obey.

[1] Crossway Bibles, The ESV Study Bible (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2008), 1693.

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