By Eric Murphy
“The Gospel is good news to the undeserving. The symbol of the religion of Jesus is the cross, not the scales.”
John R.W. Stott
In the first verse of the book Micah he says the the word of God came to him during the reign of Jotham. The word of God that came to Micah was the prophecy of the coming of Jesus Christ. Micah’s name means,”who is like God. During the time of Micah Israel was full of sin and corruption, all across the nation. While Micah was bringing a message from God, a message of redemption and salvation.
Micah 5:2 says, “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.” This prophecy of the coming of Christ is significant because this is prophesied over 400 years before it is fulfilled.
Now, many of you have heard the message of the Gospel and how Jesus died to save us from our sins and hell. But I encourage you to be like Micah, who brought the good news to the people around him who were caught in sin. Many comparisons can be made between Israel in the time of Micah and our nation today. I hope that you will be the one that will bring the good news to others around you, not only by telling them, but by setting an example in the way that you live your life.
Will you be the one who changes someone else’s life through what you say to them or how you act? Or, will you be content with not speaking up knowing that what you say has an impact on someone else’s eternal destination?