Readings: Micah chapters 2-7

Hezekiah was blessed to have been influenced by more than one prophet of the OT (old testament). The prophet Micah lived during his reign. According to scholars, he was the first to predict the downfall of Judah. He had seen the northern kingdom fall and was privy to his own village being plundered by the Assyrians. These are the words of Jeremiah, the prophet that lived more than 100 years later, with respect to the prophet Micah. (Jeremiah 26:17-19)

17 Some of the elders of the land stepped forward and said to the entire assembly of people, 18 “Micah of Moresheth prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah. He told all the people of Judah, ‘This is what the Lord Almighty says:

“‘Zion will be plowed like a field,
    Jerusalem will become a heap of rubble,
    the temple hill a mound overgrown with thickets.’[a]

19 “Did Hezekiah king of Judah or anyone else in Judah put him to death? Did not Hezekiah fear the Lord and seek his favor? And did not the Lord relent, so that he did not bring the disaster he pronounced against them? We are about to bring a terrible disaster on ourselves!”

As you read the seven chapters of Micah, you find that he did not hold back in his commentary. Some of his images are very graphic. He hailed from a very modest town and spoke often of oppression of the wealthy. But his words of hope I grasp for today. ” But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me. ” Charles Spurgeon stated in a sermon in 1889, “OBSERVE that the Prophet has no sort of doubt. He insinuates no “if or “an” or “but” or “perhaps,” but he says it straight out as a fact of which he is infallibly convinced—”My God will hear me.” What a blessed thing it is that the child of God knows and feels that this is true! ” (1)

I hold on to this detail in the fabric of life, that God will hear my prayers. My God will hear me.

“My God will hear me” is a sentence which you must know by heart.” (Spurgeon, sermon V35)