The Lord Cometh Forth – Micah 1:2-3

Hear, all ye people; hearken, O earth, and all that therein is: and let the Lord God be witness against you, the Lord from his holy temple. For, behold, the Lord cometh forth out of his place, and will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth. – Micah 1:2-3

Like many in the group of books in the Bible called the Minor Prophets, Micah deals with the sin of Israel and Judah. However, Micah also tells us where the Messiah or Christ would be born. Like many before him, the prophet looked forward in hope to God’s Chosen One, the Savior. Even before he named Bethlehem as the birthplace of the child, Micah declared, “behold, the Lord cometh forth out of his place, and will come down.”

Jesus taught the disciples saying,
“I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world” (John 6:51). And the Apostle John wrote, “And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world” (1 John 4:14).

When Jesus was born, many prophecies were fulfilled in a way few people expected. Jesus Christ lived a life according to the will of God the Father and often contrary to the world. Even as He hung upon the Cross, His opponents cried out in mockery saying, “Save thyself, and come down from the cross” (Mark 15:30). Little did they know, but they were fulfilling their part in prophecy as well. So we see that Jesus defied ungodliness and sin even in death.

I pray we know the Lord has come down from His heavenly place to love us despite our sins. Praise the Lord and rejoice in the Salvation of God!!

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