The following comments are from Navigator's and Quiet Time Diary journals. One verse will be entered, then the comment, then the date.
1:3 Look! The Lord is coming from his dwelling place; he comes down and treads the high places of the earth.
This prophecy had to be about Jesus. He came down from heaven to be with us for a short time. He literally tread on high places - Jerusalem is a city on top of a ridge. (DRM 6/10/89)
2:11 If a liar and deceiver comes and says, 'I will prophesy for you plenty of wine and beer,' he would be just the prophet for this people!
Again we hear about false prophets and people who speak only about "good things" and "happy times" like wine and beer would be. Thank God that He saved me! (DRM 6/10/89)
3:8 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.
This is a great reply to me comments above! (Micah 2:11) When we accept Christ as our personal savior we are filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. But we must continue. . . (DRM 6/10/89)
4:1 And it will come about in the last days
It's inevitable, the day will come. The peace
agreement will be signed and the Jews will be able to build their temple in
Jerusalem on the holy mountain.
4:3 He will judge between many peoples and will settle disputes for strong nations far and wide. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.
This verse is on the side of the United Nations in New York. But is this verse for this world, or the next? I believe now that it is for the next. The NEW earth will not see war. (DRM 6/10/89)
4:4 Each of them will sit under his vine
Jonah sat under a vine, (plant) and watched
Nineveh (Jonah 4:6) and here Micah prophesizes that each of us will be given
shade in the future by the Lord. The fig tree always represents Israel. We will
not be afraid because Jesus will be our Leader.
4:5 Though all the peoples walk
Micah knew [God told him] that in the last days there would be many religions and gods that people would follow. Everyone seems to be following "something" even if not in church. But true believers are followers [walk] of the Lord Jesus and will follow Him forever. (DRM 8/26/04)
5:2 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 Old Testament prophet certainly had all the facts! As Christmas approaches, it now becomes more clear to me how Christ's birth was really prophesized in olden times and these prophesies give even more reason to believe that Jesus was the ruler that they knew was coming. (DRM 12/19/86)
5:4 And He will arise and shepherd His flock
At this time of the year Micah 5:2 is quoted
as it prophesizes that Jesus would be born in Bethlehem.
6:3, 4 "My people, what have I done to you,
could ask us the same question today. . . not only to the Israelites, but all
people on earth.
6:6 With what shall I come to the LORD
Verses six and seven ask what God wants of His people and verse eight gives the
6:7 Does the LORD take delight in thousands of
In the sacrificial system,
every time someone knew they sinned, they had to bring an animal or other type
of offering to the temple.
Let Micah 6 be a reminder that grace is free and that faithful living is our grateful response. — Randy Kilgore, Our Daily Bread, 3/9/12
6:8 He has told you, O man, what is
Some Israelites of Micah's day were like the believers of today . . . we want to know how best to serve the Lord. This verse is a simplified answer. Since we don't give animal sacrifices (verse 7), He wants us to love our neighbors as ourselves and to be humble and honor Him. (DRM 8/27/04)
7:2 The godly have been swept from the land; not one upright man remains. All men lie in wait to shed blood; each hunts his brother with a net.
This verse makes me think of the "rapture" of the church. The godly will be gone and the antichrist will rule. Men will be hiding, while others are hunting them out. (DRM 6/10/89)
7:7 But as for me, I will watch expectantly
for the LORD;
Micah and I totally agree on this verse - and it's so clear! The enemy is the darkness [verse 8] but the Lord is the Light. As I wait for the Lord's arrival in some form, my job is to tell others of His love for them. As I pray, I know God hears me - and I try to listen to His direction. (DRM 8/28/04)
7:8 Do not rejoice over me,
This verse is encouraging to me today. No
matter what my enemies may do to me, I still have my Rock to lean on. He knows
all that has happened and will bring me through the storm.
7:17 [the Nations] They will lick
the dust like a serpent,
In the future, Jesus and
His followers will rule the earth. At that time, the nations will know that they
didn't follow His ways earlier and will be very fearful of His judgments against