Micah Explains the Coming Destruction

Commentary on
Micah 7:7-10

Elohim Is the Source of Salvation and Light

7  Therefore I will look unto Yehuveh; I will wait for the Elohim of my salvation: my Elohim will hear me.
8  Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, Yehuveh shall be a light unto me.
9  I will bear the indignation of Yehuveh, because I have sinned against Him, until He plead my cause, and execute judgment for me: He will bring me forth to the light, and I shall behold His righteousness.
10  Then she that is mine enemy shall see it, and shame shall cover her which said unto me, Where is Yehuveh thy Elohim? mine eyes shall behold her: now shall she be trodden down as the mire of the streets.

Commentary on 7:7-8
[6 June 2006]:  Now is the time to rely on Yehuveh! After describing the utter desolation of Israel in detail in chapter 24, “The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled: for Yehuveh hath spoken this word,” Isaiah follows with the words of assurance, “O Yehuveh, Thou art my Elohim; I will exalt Thee, I will praise Thy name; for Thou hast done wonderful things; Thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.” Elohim is a single word to describe everything Yehuveh is to us: our wisdom, our understanding, our protection, our provision, our peace, our security, our judgment and justice, our honor and beauty. When we stop relying on man’s wisdom, justice and provision, we will come to understand Isaiah’s words! This must be now! Isaiah 24:3; 25:1.

Commentary on 7:9-10
[6 June 2006]:  These are awesome words of self-recognition and confession! “I will bear the indignation of Yehuveh, because I have sinned against Him,” but the matter does not rest in confession only, because the next words are words of utter trust that He will come through for us, “until He plead my cause, and execute judgment for me: He will bring me forth to the light, and I shall behold His righteousness.  Then she that is mine enemy shall see it, and shame shall cover her which said unto me, Where is Yehuveh thy Elohim? mine eyes shall behold her: now shall she be trodden down as the mire of the streets.” This certainty is well-founded. Those who oppose Yehuveh and His people will indeed be destroyed for it. The results of their chosen treachery and rebellion against Him are certain and firm.


Gael Bataman
Originally Written:                6 June 2006
Latest Update:                   13 October 2007


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