Book of Micah

Written in Palestine about 772-722 B.C. Though Micah was a prophet in Judah, his book deals also with Samaria and Gentile nations, reproving all for their sins, and warning of impending judgment and the captivity of Israel. He also sees their future restoration in the kingdom of the Messiah and great events of the latter days. God had warned Israel many times (both kingdoms) regarding what would befall them if they continued in sin and rebellion; but they were becoming more openly rebellious and backslidden in heart and life. God was becoming less tolerant of their pseudo-worship, ritualism, and sins; and finding it necessary to invoke the judgment terms of the Mosaic covenant, He had to formulate a plan of action that would eventually bring them back to repentance so that He could fulfill with them the everlasting covenants, and yet do so on the grounds of fulfilling righteousness. The book is one of many expressing the ultimate purpose of God in all His dealings—to bring Israel and all mankind back to the place of conformity to His eternal will and plan, so that the blessings He originally promised man may be finally and completely fulfilled.


OT Scripture

NT Fulfillment

The Messiah would be buffeted on the face at His trial.

Micah 5:1

Matthew 27:30

The Messiah would be born in the town of Bethlehem.

Micah 5:2a

Matthew 2:1-2

The Messiah would come from the lineage of Judah.

Micah 5:2b

Luke 3:23-33

The Messiah would be eternal.

Micah 5:2c

Revelation 1:8

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