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Waiting for the God of Salvation

John Collins07/03/2012
Micah 7 teaches us to wait for the God of Salvation.

Micah cried out because there was none godly that remained on the earth.  There was not one that was upright before God among all mankind.

Mankind was against each other, lying in wait for each other's blood.  Evil was in their hands, woven with bribery and deceit.  No trust could be placed in neighbors or friends, sons or daughters, or other family members.

But Micah took his stand.  "As for me," he said, "I will look to the Lord.  I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me."

Micah told his enemies not to rejoice, God was his light in the darkness.  He would bear his sins until God pleads his case to execute judgement.  When the enemies cry out against him asking, "Where is your God," they themselves will be trampled down like the mire in the streets.

In that day, Israel will be far extended.  People from mountain to mountain and sea to sea will come, but the earth will be desolate because of the fruit of their deeds.

Micah instructed to shepherd the people, though they dwell alone in the midst of a garden land.  As in the days when God brought the children of Israel out of Egypt, He will show them marvelous things.  The nations will watch and be ashamed of all their deeds and might.

Micah praised the Lord for his steadfast love and compassion.  "Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of His inheritance?" Micah asked.  God does not retain his anger forever, and will again have compassion.  He will tread over our iniquities and cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.  God will show faithfulness to Jacob and steadfast love to Abraham, as He had sworn to the fathers in the days of old.

As Christians, we should ask ourselves:  Do we wait patiently for salvation?  Do we partake in the evil that is around us, or do we shut ourselves alone with God?  Do we look for His return, when He will again show his mighty power to all nations?  Do we praise Him for giving us salvation?