Everyday Prophets | February 7, 2021
Micah 2:12 NIV
12 I will surely gather all of you, Jacob; I will surely bring together the remnant of Israel. I will bring them together like sheep in a pen, like a flock in its pasture; the place will throng with people.
Micah 3:5-6, 8 NIV
5 This is what the Lord says: “As for the prophets who lead my people astray, they proclaim ‘peace’ if they have something to eat but prepare to wage war against anyone who refuses to feed them. 6 Therefore night will come over you, without visions, and darkness, without divination. The sun will set for the prophets, and the day will go dark for them. 8 But as for me, I am filled with power, with the Spirit of the Lord, and with justice and might, to declare to Jacob his transgression, to Israel his sin.
- The Hebrew word is the same for wind and Spirit – Rua – One wind is holy, and one is just wind.
- What kind of teaching and preaching should happen at church?
- Pastors should pray before they preach.
- Pastors should revere the Scriptures.
- Pastors should be producing the fruits of the Spirit.
- Pastors should point us to Jesus.
- What happens when people are living under grace and pastors are preaching truth?
Micah 6:8 NIV
8 He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
- Act justly.
- Do the right thing for the right reason even when it hurts.
- Love mercy.
- Mercy is being uncommonly kind even when others are mean.
- Mercy gives people a chance they don’t deserve.
- God – I’m not quitting on you.
- We should not quit on each other, either.
- Walk humbly with your God.
Philippians 2:5-8 NIV
5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage 7 rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness 8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!
- We humble ourselves because Jesus humbled himself first.
- Jesus never demands our worship, but he does deserve our worship.
18 Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. 19 You will again have compassion on us ….”
- Micah reminds us that God’s never wanted to destroy us but has always wanted to save us.