Micah was a prophet during the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah. He witnessed the fall of the king and nation into apostasy during the reign of Ahaz and a return to godliness under Hezekiah. During his life the northern kingdom, Israel, was overtaken by the Assyrians.
The majority of Micah’s prophecies can be divided into two categories. Some are indictments of the rulers and people of Israel and Judah. The rulers were selfish and cruel. They oppressed the people. They weren’t alone in evildoing. Idolatry, ingratitude, lying and violence were widespread. He predicts that this will lead to the destruction of Jerusalem at the hands of Babylon.
In contrast to these visions, Micah foresaw a time when God would reign over His faithful people. Peace, prosperity and joy will be the state of all peoples as God pours his blessings on mankind.
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