June 25, 2019. Devotions
God’s Message as it came to Micah of Moresheth. It came during the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. It had to do with what was going on in Samaria and Jerusalem. [ God Takes the Witness Stand ] Listen, people—all of you. Listen, earth, and everyone in it: The Master, God, takes the witness stand against you, the Master from his Holy Temple. Look, here he comes! God, from his place! He comes down and strides across mountains and hills. Mountains sink under his feet; valleys split apart; The rock mountains crumble into gravel, the river valleys leak like sieves. All this because of Jacob’s sin, because Israel’s family did wrong.
The nations sin, idolatry, and immorality was so grave that they drew God attention. The analogy Micah uses is of a giant striding the land, causing the things that have always been there to change. Crushed mountains, split valleys and dried up rivers. Judah and Israel would have been foolish to ignore the signs, but ignore them they did.
The prophets often prophecied in poetic prose. God is a Spirit and doesn’t stride like a giant, and yet, God still moves. Perhaps we need to see and take note of global warming and the footprint we are leaving on our environment. Then we should look for the spiritual and the prophetic voice, as God tries to get our attention.