The prophet Micah preached in a world surprisingly like our own, despite the cultural differences. Military forces and weapons of destruction continually amassed, and threats of nationally instigated threats of violence were every increasing. The poor were oppressed; the chasm between the “”haves”” and “”have nots”” widened daily. Even those who had been immensely blessed thorough the intervention and providence of the Holy One of Israel gave o indication in their lives of grateful faithfulness. Michael fearlessly warned of the future fate of those who refused to return to God. But he also promised the restoration of Zion and a kingdom of Peace, should Jerusalem and Samaria return to righteousness. For them–and for us– the pathway to Righteousness is simply put. Micah both asks and answers the question as to what we must do to find ourselves once again participants in and fellow travelers on the Pathway to forgiveness and assurance of God’s grace.
What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?