This is worth a second look if hope is something missing in your life!
Are messages of hope and warning still relevant to us today? If so, what does faithful living look like? These questions are addressed in the Old Testament through the various pre-exilic prophets. One such Prophet was Micah, who warned Israel and Samaria of its crimes and corruption just before the fall of Samaria sometime around 721 B.C. “His name is an abbreviation of Mîkāyāhû “who is like Yahweh?” This meaning most likely symbolizes YHWH’s incomparability rather than Micah’s godliness. It is through Micah’s warnings of doom and messages of hope that parallel the relevance of this book to the modern society of today.
The book of Micah conveys admonishments toward the people of Israel and Samaria for impending doom if they refused to obey YHWH’s Law of faithful living. “The major role of the pre-exilic prophets was to give a negative critique of conditions in the…
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