Micah 7:1-20 – “Confession and Comfort”

My Bible study notes for Wednesday night, Sept 6th. 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 7:1-20

Chapters 1-3 the coming judgement (Punishment)

Chapters 4-5: The restoration to follow (Promise)

Chapters 6-7: The plea for repentance (Pardon)

Lament for a Nation – (7:1-7)

A Moral Wasteland—No Fruit on the Vine (7:1–4)

“Don’t Trust Anyone!” (7:5–6)

Look to God Alone! (7:7)

Israel’s Hope in Yahweh’s Grace: Final Prayer of Confession, Hope, and Praise (7:8–20)

Acceptance of Judgment, Confession, and Hope (7:8–9)

The Demise of the Enemy (7:10)

Jerusalem: The Metropolis of the World (7:11–13)

The Divine Shepherd’s Salvation (7:14–15)

Defeat and Salvation of the Nations (7:16–17)

Hymn of Praise to the Incomparable God (7:18–20)

Stephen G. Dempster, “Micah,” in Daniel–Malachi, ed. Iain M. Duguid, James M. Hamilton Jr., and Jay Sklar, vol. VII, ESV Expository Commentary (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2018), 496

The Sins of the People – vv. 1-7

  • A confession of sin – vv. 1-4
    • Woe is me!
    • The day of the watchman comes
  • Broken relationships -vv. 5-6
    • Personal relationships have deteriorated
    • No compassion or trustworthiness to be found
  • Hope in the Lord -v. 7
    • Laying flat on our back… all is gone but GOD

The Hope of the People – vv. 8-20

  • The remnant will rise- vv. 8-9
    • I will bear His indignation (my sin)
    • His discipline has brought repentance and forgiveness
    • In darkness we see the light
  • The enemy will fall – v. 10
  • The Kingdom will grow – vv. 11-13
    • The spiritual influence of the people of God
  • The Shepherd will lead – vv. 14-15
  • Flock, garden land, Bashan and Gilead
    • A picture of provision and plenty
    • Great Shepherd
  • The Nations will come – vv. 16-17
    • mouths and ears. Reverence and Awe
    • Animals crawling form their den trembling before God
  • The Lord will reign – vv. 18-20
    • Genesis 13:15; 17:7–8, 13, 19; 48:4
    • 2 Corinthians 6:16

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