Micah Explains the Coming Destruction

Commentary on
Micah 6:1-8

Elohim’s Indictment of His People

6:1  Hear ye now what Yehuveh saith; Arise, contend thou before the mountains, and let the hills hear thy voice.
2  Hear ye, O mountains, Yehuveh’s controversy, and ye strong foundations of the earth: for Yehuveh hath a controversy with His people, and he will plead with Israel.
3  O My people, what have I done unto thee? and wherein have I wearied thee? testify against Me.
4  For I brought thee up out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed thee out of the house of servants; and I sent before thee Moses, Aaron, and Miriam.
5  O My people, remember now what Balak king of Moab consulted, and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him from Shittim unto Gilgal; that ye may know the righteousness of Yehuveh.

What Elohim Requires of Man

6  Wherewith shall I come before Yehuveh, and bow myself before the high Elohim? shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves of a year old?
7  Will Yehuveh be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
8  He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth Yehuveh require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy Elohim?

Commentary on 6:3-5
[4 June 2006]:  What can account for Israel’s apostasy? Wherein did Yehuveh fail them? We were born into the midst of the “lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit,” and Yehuveh has been considerate of our deception, but anciently Israel knew the truth and preferred the lies. What can account for that? Jeremiah 16:19.
        We have paid a heavy price for the choices ancient Israel made. The oppression and destruction of many generations, the killing of thousands in Israel over centuries, should now make us keenly aware of where rejection of Yehuveh’s ways will lead. Reviewing these results of rebellion in contrast to the prosperity Yehuveh is restoring to His returning people, we will individually make choices to serve Him faithfully. This will indeed by a “final answer,” for Yehuveh assurs us that
“He will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time.” Nahum 1:9.

Commentary on 6:6-8
[29 April 2006]:  Not with ritual and ceremony, but with right conduct and a right heart is Yehuveh concerned. We have to get this right, now!

Gael Bataman
Originally Written:              29 April 2006
Latest Update:                   13 October 2007

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