Micah preaches judgment for failing to obey the Law of Moses. And he preaches the restoration of a remnant.
The book is named for its author.
The author’s name is Micah. That is a shortened form of the name Micaiah, which means “Who is like YHWH?”
Micah is mentioned by the prophet Jeremiah. The Lord Jesus Christ quotes Micah twice.
Micah was from the city of Moresheth. That was a Judean town about 25 miles southwest of Jerusalem. It was near the Philistine city of Gath.
Micah ministered during the days of three kings of Judah: Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah. That means that Micah’s ministry was between 750 and 686 BC.
Many people assume that Micah’s ministry ended in the early part of Hezekiah’s reign, perhaps before 700 BC.
Micah preaches judgment and restoration.
Regarding judgment, the people had failed to obey the Law of Moses. For that reason, the LORD God will punish them.
Regarding restoration, there will be a remnant who will be restored to a place of prominence in the world under the Messiah.
The Book of Micah is written as poetry. It is not written as prose.
JUDGMENT WILL COME
BLESSINGS WILL FOLLOW
AN INDICTMENT OF SIN AND A PROMISE OF BLESSING
Micah 3:8. But as for me, I am filled with power, with the spirit of the LORD, and with justice and might, to declare to Jacob his transgression, to Israel his sin. (NIV translation)
Micah 6:8. He has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. (NIV translation)
Micah 7:15. “Yes,” says the LORD, “I will do mighty miracles for you, like those I did when I rescued you from slavery in Egypt.” (New Living Translation)
Unless otherwise noted, all Bible quotations on this page are from the World English Bible and the World Messianic Edition. These translations have no copyright restrictions. They are in the Public Domain.