The Right Answer
But truly I am full of power by the spirit of the Lord, and of judgment, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin. ~Micah 3:8
Algebra is an advanced and more abstract study of mathematics. Algebra is the study of mathematical symbols and the rules for manipulating these symbols (Wikipedia). As a student works through complex equations and word problems, the ultimate goal is to arrive at the answer. The answer is a result that is desired, a solution, or a proper response. Answers are needed where there are problems. Answers are needed when things are going downhill. An answer is needed when God and spiritual values are rejected.
We see the perplexity.
The nation of Israel was in a state of spiritual decline and apostasy. The false prophets were leading the people astray and encouraging rampant idolatry. Their messages were filled with deception, lies, and false peace. The elders and leaders were taking advantage of the people. In addition, the people lived in gross sins of drunkenness, immoral behavior, and duplicity with one another. God described coming judgment against Israel for its sins. He told them that their prophets failed and could not give them an answer from God. The people were in desperate need of hearing the truth and repenting of their sin.
We see the person.
In spite of the sins and failures of the false prophets, there was one man that God had who stood for truth, righteousness, and God. This man was Micah. His name means “Who is like unto Jehovah?” He was a lone prophet. He was a loyal prophet. He was the Lord’s prophet. While other prophets sold out for gold, Micah was sold out for God. While other prophets gave a delusional message, Micah gave a dynamic message. He did not bend to the trends, but remained bound to the truth. He was God’s answer for a generation that was in danger of judgment.
We see the permeation.
How was it that Micah was God’s answer? “But truly I am full of power by the spirit of the Lord, and of judgment, and of might.” He was God’s answer because of his content. He proclaimed that he was full of power by the Spirit of the Lord. While other prophets had no answer from God, Micah did! Micah had God’s power, judgment, and might in his life. He was completely permeated in his soul with God’s power. He paid the price in having his soul saturated with God’s holiness and Word. All capability to do God’s work was because he knew that he had God’s power in his soul. The answer for every generation is men who are full of power by the Spirit of the Lord.
We see the performance.
“To declare unto Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin….” Micah was the man who had God’s message for the nation. While the false prophets made the people feel good about themselves and led them further from God, Micah told them their transgression and sin. He preached with boldness and authenticity. The right answer is God’s message preached from a heart of sincerity. The right answer is living a life that is above fleshly and worldly desires, and that is living for God. His message was God’s warning to repent and turn back or face chastening and judgment.
We live in a day of perilous times. Be a man or woman who is full of power by the Spirit of the Lord and take a stand for the Lord.
Have a power-filled God Morning!
Bible Reading Schedule: Nehemiah 7