“He hath changed the portion of my people” (Micah 2:4).
Why did God do that to His chosen people?
What would compel Him to do that to Christians today?
“O thou that art named the house of Jacob, is the spirit of the LORD straitened? are these his doings? do not my words do good to him that walketh uprightly?” (Micah 2:7).
“You that profess to be Israelites.” What an indictment! Reminds me of the times Jesus dismissed the claims of some to be children of Abraham (John 8:31-42; Matthew 3:9).
“Are my words of no value to those who live according to them?” Let no one dissuade us from the certainty that living for Jesus is worth whatever we might invest or lose in The Way.
“Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts” (Jeremiah 15:16).
“For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly” (Psalm 84:11).
“He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly” (Proverbs 2:7).
“Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once” (Proverbs 28:18).
“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success” (Joshua 1:8).
“Even of late my people is risen up as an enemy” (Micah 2:8).
“Those who yesterday were My people…” What a divine lament!
“Arise ye, and depart; for this is not your rest: because it is polluted, it shall destroy you, even with a sore destruction” (Micah 2:10).
“Get up and move along, because this is not the place of rest, for it is contaminated, greatly corrupted.”
Oh, let me not stagnate spiritually!
May I avoid finding my rest at the wrong time, in the wrong place, with the wrong things.