Micah

Sin Subdued

Jan 01

Sin Subdued   “He will subdue our iniquities.”— Micah vii. 19.   BUT lately I tuned my harp to the music of forgiven sin, and we sang of pardon bought with blood, finding our key-note in the words of David, — “Who forgiveth all thine iniquities.” It was a sweet subject to all our hearts, for we all have …

Micah:7:19

A Clarion Call to Saints and Sinners

Apr 02

A Clarion Call to Saints and Sinners   “Arise ye, and depart; for this is not your rest: because it is polluted, it shall destroy you, even with a sore destruction.” — Micah ii. 10.   THERE is a miserable tendency in men to cling to things that are seen. Though that which we behold is only temporal and …

Micah:2:10

Is the Spirit of the Lord Straitened?

Feb 26

Is the Spirit of the Lord Straitened?   “O thou that art named the house of Jacob, is the Spirit of the Lord straitened?”—Micah ii. 7.   THERE may be some who think they can convert the world by philosophy; that they can renew the heart by eloquence; or that, by some witchcraft of ceremonies, they can regenerate the …

Micah:2:7

Micah’s Message for To-day

Aug 22

Micah’s Message for To-day   “Walk humbly with thy God.” — Micah vi. 8.   THIS is the essence of the law, the spiritual side of it; its ten commandments are an enlargement of this verse. The law is spiritual, and touches the thoughts, the intents, the emotions, the words, the actions; but specially God demands the heart. Now …

Micah:6:8

My Own Personal Holdfast

Feb 10

My Own Personal Holdfast   “My God will hear me.”— Micah vii. 7.   OBSERVE that the prophet has no sort of doubt. He insinuates no “if” or “an” or “but” or “peradventure,” 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 …

Micah:7:7

The Breaker and the Flock

Mar 20

The Breaker and the Flock   “I will surely assemble, O Jacob, all of thee; I will surely gather the remnant of Israel; I will put them together as the sheep of Bozrah, as the Rock in the midst of their fold: they shall make great noise by reason of the multitude of men. The breaker is …

Micah:2:12-13

The Holy Ghost the Need of the Age

Mar 13

The Holy Ghost the Need of the Age   “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 ii. 7.   BRETHREN, what a stern rebuke to the people of Israel is contained in the title …

Micah:2:7

A Sweet Silver Bell Ringing in Each Believers Heart

Dec 18

A Sweet Silver Bell Ringing in Each Believer’s Heart   “My God will hear me.” — Micah vii. 7.   WHAT a charming sentence! Can you say it? Only five words, but what meaning! Huge volumes of poetry have appeared from Chaucer even to Tennyson; but it seems to me that the essence of poetry lies hid in a …

Micah:7:7

Walking Humbly with God

Sep 12

Walking Humbly with God    “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?— Micah vi. 8.   WE shall chiefly dwell upon the last line:— “To walk humbly with thy God.”      Man asks, “Wherewith shall …

Micah:6:8

Ripe Fruit

Aug 14

Ripe Fruit   “My soul desired the first ripe fruit.” — Micah vii.1.   THE nation of Israel had fallen into so sad and backsliding a condition, that it was not like a vine covered with fruit, but like a vineyard after the whole vintage has been gathered, so that there was not to be found a single cluster. …

Micah:7:1