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"Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea. You will be true to Jacob and show mercy to Abraham, as you pledged on oath to our fathers in days long ago."
Micah 7:18-20 (NIV) 
— 1 year ago with 3 notes
#verses like these remind me of my love for God  #Bible  #Old Testametn  #Scripture  #Micah  #God  #mercy  #compassion 
"Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light. Because I have sinned against him, I will bear the Lord’s wrath until he pleads my case and establishes my right. He will bring me out into the light; I will see his righteousness."

Micah 7:8,9 (NIV)

Loving “until he pleads my case and establishes my right.”  Micah is talking about God’s wrath, but not as something that he’s stuck in permanently. Rather, the Lord will be the one to take up his case. 

— 1 year ago with 2 notes
#Micah  #Old Testament  #Lord  #God  #Bible  #Scripture  #righteousness 
"He will stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God. And they will live securely, for then his greatness will reach to the ends of the earth. And he will be their peace."
Micah 4:4,5 (NIV)
— 1 year ago with 2 notes
#i am sorry i do not format any of these verses in the lines they should be in but tumblr formatting is hard  #Micah  #Old Testament  #Bible  #Scripture  #Jesus  #peace 
"In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as chief among the mountains; it will be raised above the hills, and peoples will stream to it. Many nations will come and say, ‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways so that we may walk in his paths.’ The law will go out from Zion, the word of the Lord from Jerusalem."

Micah 4:1,2 (NIV)

I love these Old Testament verses that highlight and look forward to God’s plan that is not just for Israel, but for the world.  

— 1 year ago
#God  #Old Testament  #Lord  #Micah  #Bible  #Scripture 
"One who breaks open the way will go up before them; they will break through the gate and go out. Their king will pass through before them, the Lord at their head."
Micah 2:13 (NIV) 
— 1 year ago
#Micah  #Old Testament  #prophesy  #Lord  #God  #Bible  #Scripture  #Jesus 
"He will again have compassion on us … You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea."
— 1 year ago with 28 notes
#God  #compassion  #sin  #forgiveness  #Micah  #Scripture 
"Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea."
Micah 7:18-19 (via pressingheaven)

(Source: saint-bmo)

— 2 years ago with 13 notes
#beautiful  #Micah  #Bible  #Scripture  #Old Testament  #God  #mercy  #transgression  #sin 
The Highest Mountain: A Devotion

Micah 4: 1-5:  ”In the last days, the mountain of the Lord’s house will be the highest of all—the most important place on earth.  It will be raised above the other hills, and people from all over the world will stream there to worship (1).  People from many nations will come and say, ‘Come, let us go to the mountain of the Lord to the house of Jacob’s God.  There he will teach us his ways and we will walk in his paths.’  For the Lord’s teaching will go out from Zion; his word will go out from Jerusalem (2). The Lord will mediate between peoples and will settle disputes between strong nations far away.  They will hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks.  Nation will no longer fight against nation, nor train for war anymore (3).  Everyone will live in peace and prosperity, enjoying their own grapevines and fig trees, for there will be nothing to fear.  The Lord of Heaven’s Armies has made this promise (4)!  Though the nations around us follow their idols, we will follow the Lord our God forever (5).”

The passage describes an ideal world, one of peace, safety, and prosperity, one that is promised to us but obviously not quite here yet.  The most striking feature is the Lord’s house, the most important place of the entire world on the tallest mountain. And yet, right now, the Lord is probably not the tallest mountain in the lives of most Christians.

Even though I’m involved on religious life on my college campus, the entry in my prayer journal previous to today’s was dated December 6th.  Though I’ve prayed between then and today, the 19th, I didn’t set aside the serious, focused time on God that I should have.  No matter how I may say or think or feel that I want God to be the center of my life, he isn’t unless I back it up with action.   If God is going to be the center of my life, or more so, “the highest of all—the most important place” (Micah 4:1) on the map of my life, I should be dedicating time to him and his Word daily.

I encourage everyone to look at the landscapes of their lives.  Examining mine, school, spending time on the internet, and hanging out with friends in my dorm are all pretty significant mountains.  What are quiet time with God, prayer, studying the Bible, and fellowship in comparison?  One thing that really illuminated my priorities is my worry about missing a class.  If I’m so obsessed with not missing a class, where I learn academic things, why am I not even more obsessed about missing time with God, where I learn about Him, His plans for me, and myself?

My New Year’s resolution to set aside more time with God, hopefully 15 minutes a day of writing in my prayer journal and reading my Bible.  I resolve to build that mountain of his higher than the rest of what dots my landscape.

What can you do to elevate this mountain in your life so it’s the highest, and like Micah 4:5, “follow the Lord our God forever,” even when others around you don’t?

— 3 years ago
#devotional  #devotion  #God  #Jesus  #Micah  #Bible  #priorities