2 Context of Micah Prophesied from 737- 696 Contemporary: Isaiah, Amos, & HoseaProphesied to Jerusalem- Rebuked them about Dishonesty & CorruptionProphesied that The Messiah would come from BethlehemArticulates EXACTLY what God wants from His people
3 WHAT DOES GOD WANT? This is the right question Begins with GOD The people were asking the wrong questions
4 Micah 6:6-7“What can we bring to the Lord? What kind of offerings should we give him? Should we bow before God with offerings of yearling calves?Should we offer him thousands of rams and ten thousand rivers of olive oil? Should we sacrifice our firstborn children to pay for our sins?
5 What is Wrong with Their Questions The Heart behind their questionsTheir PrideTheir Insincerity
6 Micah 6:8No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God
7 What is TRULY GOOD In GOD’S EYES? The people in Micah’s time did not know- Micah had to tell themChristians today have an advantageIndwelling Holy Spirit convicts us
8 Why don’t we DO what is Right? So Far from God that we don’t knowWe choose not toWe are afraidWe are not willing to pay the cost