This one year study thru the Bible for kids is designed to hit the highlights and provide practical application. I encourage you to read the whole section of scripture (Micah 1) while we focus in on just a few verses.
Background: Micah prophesied to the northern tribes of Israel. They were wicked and had turned their backs on God. Like many other prophets, along with warnings of impending judgement, Micah provides words of hope for future restoration.
Micah was so upset at the behavior of the nation of Israel that he does something that no one expected.
Ask the children…
What did Micah do because he was so upset?
“Therefore, I will mourn and lament. I will walk around barefoot and naked.” (Micah 1:8)
What did Micah tell the people to do?
“You people in Shaphir,[d]go as captives into exile—naked and ashamed.“ (Micah 1:11)
When someone went naked it was to show how upset they were with the situation. Not only is Micah passionate enough to go naked but he tells the people to do the same when they go into exile as slaves. Micah showed passion over the absence of holiness and the impact of evil.
Ask your children what they are passionate about? What are they willing to do to show how passionate they are? Maybe they are a sports fan for their team and dress up for a game or get their faces painted. Ask them how they show their passion for God and what God wants to do in people’s lives.
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