Micah teaches us, like many of the other prophets did, that God hates sin and will judge it, but His purpose in judgment is to bring His people back to Him so He can bless them.
When Micah saw the judgment that Almighty God was going to bring upon His people because of their sin, he cried out loud, tore off all his clothes and walked around barefoot and naked. What a sight that must have been! He was so upset and afraid for the people that he wanted them to notice how bad things were. I bet he got their attention! That is why we called Micah “The Nude Prophet” in our book, Hooked On The Book.
Micah warned the people to turn from stealing from one another, idol worship, false prophesying, kicking people out of their homes and killing each other. He told them to turn to humility, justice and kindness.
Micah also encouraged God’s people that God’s judgment would not last forever. One day God would send a great ruler, Jesus, who would be born in Bethlehem and would bring about peace and an everlasting kingdom.
Key New Testament Kids Application:
- Ask your kids when was the last time they threw a fit about something? How upset were they? That is how upset Micah was about the sin of God’s people. Micah wanted the people to be blessed, not judged. Ask your kids if there is any sin they need to turn away from in their lives? Remind them that Jesus paid for that sin and that all they have to do is tell God they are sorry and they can enjoy His blessing again.
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