Micah Chapter 1 

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Micah 1

The word of the Lord that came to Micah the Morasthite in the days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, which he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem.

Hear, all ye people; hearken, O earth, and all that therein is: and let the Lord God be witness against you, the Lord from his holy temple.

For, behold, the Lord cometh forth out of his place, and will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth.

And the mountains shall be molten under him, and the valleys shall be cleft, as wax before the fire, and as the waters that are poured down a steep place.

For the transgression of Jacob is all this, and for the sins of the house of Israel. What is the transgression of Jacob? is it not Samaria? and what are the high places of Judah? are they not Jerusalem?

Therefore I will make Samaria as an heap of the field, and as plantings of a vineyard: and I will pour down the stones thereof into the valley, and I will discover the foundations thereof.

And all the graven images thereof shall be beaten to pieces, and all the hires thereof shall be burned with the fire, and all the idols thereof will I lay desolate: for she gathered it of the hire of an harlot, and they shall return to the hire of an harlot.

Therefore I will wail and howl, I will go stripped and naked: I will make a wailing like the dragons, and mourning as the owls.

For her wound is incurable; for it is come unto Judah; he is come unto the gate of my people, even to Jerusalem.

10 Declare ye it not at Gath, weep ye not at all: in the house of Aphrah roll thyself in the dust.

11 Pass ye away, thou inhabitant of Saphir, having thy shame naked: the inhabitant of Zaanan came not forth in the mourning of Bethezel; he shall receive of you his standing.

12 For the inhabitant of Maroth waited carefully for good: but evil came down from the Lord unto the gate of Jerusalem.

13 O thou inhabitant of Lachish, bind the chariot to the swift beast: she is the beginning of the sin to the daughter of Zion: for the transgressions of Israel were found in thee.

14 Therefore shalt thou give presents to Moreshethgath: the houses of Achzib shall be a lie to the kings of Israel.

15 Yet will I bring an heir unto thee, O inhabitant of Mareshah: he shall come unto Adullam the glory of Israel.

16 Make thee bald, and poll thee for thy delicate children; enlarge thy baldness as the eagle; for they are gone into captivity from thee.

50 thoughts on “Micah Chapter 1 

  1. And why is this happening? Because of the rebellion of Israel — yes, the sins of the whole nation. Who is to blame for Israel’s rebellion? Samaria, its capital city! Where is the center of idolatry in Judah? In Jerusalem, its capital!
    Micah 1:5 NLT

    I once heard a church leader say that a nation gets the leadership it deserves. He was pointing out that when we let sin rule our lives, we vote in leaders who reflect our ungodly values. Unfortunately, those voted in pass laws that effect future generations in a degenerative way, and they grow up to vote in far more liberal leaders who perpetuate the cycle.

    Sadly, such downward trends exist both in our government and in our churches. Once the ungodly manage to get leaders in office who legitimize sin, it filters down to every echelon of society. Thus, God blames the rebellion of the nation on its idolatrous capital.

    Our lawmakers are increasing in their ungodly stances at an astounding rate. Many religious leaders are now conforming to their pressure and allowing things in their churches that ought not to be even named among Christians. Schools are similarly taking up the banner of unrighteousness and indoctrinating our children to totally reject a godly lifestyle.

    Billy Graham once said that if God didn’t judge America, He would owe Sodom and Gomorrah an apology, but we from prophecy that that judgment is coming soon. Now, it is high time to awake out of sleep and to try to pull as many out of the fire as possible. Now it is time to intercede for those in authority like never before. Like Micah, we must sound an alarm while there is still time. We cannot sit idly by while our city, state, and nation’s capitals tell those around us that sin is acceptable, while they legalize abominations and tell our young people that good is evil and evil is good. We must know the Word of God and be ready to give every man an answer. We must vote our conscience regardless of the consequences to our wallets, and finally, we must pray like never before for those in authority that they would be converted and make godly decisions. We have a short time to work; God help us to be about our Father’s business.

  2. “Miragetown beckoned but disappointed Israel’s kings. Inheritance City has lost its inheritance. Glorytown has seen its last of glory. Shave your heads in mourning over the loss of your precious towns. Go bald as a goose egg—they’ve gone into exile and aren’t coming back.”
    ‭‭Micah‬ ‭1:10-16‬ ‭MSG‬‬

    How will we react when things are over? Will we be ao shamed that we won’t continue? Or will they ask that gory is show okk

  3. Verse 5 NLT “And why is this happening? Because of the rebellion of Israel[a]—yes, the sins of the whole nation. Who is to blame for Israel’s rebellion? Samaria, its capital city! Where is the center of idolatry in Judah? In Jerusalem, its capital!” Same verse AMP “All this is because of the rebellion and apostasy of [a]Jacob And for the sins of the house of Israel (the Northern Kingdom). What is the rebellion and apostasy of Jacob? Is it not [the abandonment of God in order to worship the idols of] Samaria? What are the high places [of idolatry] in Judah (the Southern Kingdom)? Are they not Jerusalem [the capital and center of corruption]?”

    Rebellion: the action or process of resisting authority, control, or convention and/or open resistance to an established government or ruler

    Apostasy: the abandonment or renunciation of a religious or political belief

    This is happening everywhere in our nation and in this world. Lord help us to honor authority (submitting ourselves) and seek after Christ (follow in His footsteps), our example.

  4. 8 Therefore, I will mourn and lament. I will walk around barefoot and naked. I will howl like a jackal and moan like an owl.

    With destruction comes all kinds of fear, thoughts, and noises. One may feel their is no hope to continue, no way things will get better. No matter how depress you may feel about a situation, with God things will change. Not everything has to be bad news, God brings light into this world, and peace to you.

    Acts 19:36 This is the message of Good News for the people of Israel—that there is peace with God through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all.

  5. 6 Therefore I will make Samaria as an heap of the field, and as plantings of a vineyard: and I will pour down the stones thereof into the valley, and I will discover the foundations thereof.
    7 And all the graven images thereof shall be beaten to pieces, and all the hires thereof shall be burned with the fire, and all the idols thereof will I lay desolate: for she gathered it of the hire of an harlot, and they shall return to the hire of an harlot.

    People forget that God is still the judge on the throne, they mistake his Mercy and Grace for a lack of punishment which continues then into further and deeper sin. By our very sinful nature if God does judge us rightly we will live unrepentant loves digging further our way to hell. While I don’t enjoy punishment I have learned it’s necessary in order for me to learn what is right. God judgment is needed in this country if we don’t repent

  6. Micah 1: 6-7 (English Amp) Therefore I [ the lord] will make Samaria a heap in the open country, a place for planting vine-yards; and I will pour down into the ravine her stones and lay bare her foundations. [7] And all her carved images shall be broken in pieces, and all hired ( all that man would gain from desertion of God] shall burned with fire, and all her idols will be laid waste; for from the hire of [ one] harlot she gathered them, and to the hire of [ another] harlot they shall return.
    Because of sin and Rebellion and idols God wrath is going to destory. We must follow his footsteps not our own. And to know and to understand and realize that I am the Lord.

  7. As I read this I look at the situation of the United States. We have forgotten our first love. What do I mean? God is no longer the very first thing we do in the mornings. We are so caught up in the rat race of life that we hardly communicate with Him. We go through life putting other gods before Him; such as the mighty dollar, work, school, sales,vehicles, and the worst phones. My mother disliked the cellphone so bad she used to call it her cross and she hardly used it but due to the days we were living I ask her to carry it everywhere she went just in case. That was bad enough. You see my mother although not saved prayed without ceasing. She had her prayer chain and did it all the time on the way somewhere, at the bus stop, standing in line, etc. So if the phone rang and interrupted her prayer she would get angry. We should all have that same dedication. Do not allow anything else to get between you and God for then that will become your idol. God anger it’s about to be unleashed over the land and it didn’t matter if you were the son of Jacob, Somaria, Judah, you’re going down because of acting like a harlot, and forgetting your first love. The solution it’s simple 2 Chronicle 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. Lord heal our land, our hearts, our minds, our children, let us be zealous of you, that we may never depart from your side. In Jesus Name we pray Amen

  8. Micah 1:2-5
    2 Hear, all ye people; hearken, O earth, and all that therein is: and let the Lord God be witness against you, the Lord from his holy temple.
    3 For, behold, the Lord cometh forth out of his place, and will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth.
    4 And the mountains shall be molten under him, and the valleys shall be cleft, as wax before the fire, and as the waters that are poured down a steep place.
    5 For the transgression of Jacob is all this, and for the sins of the house of Israel. What is the transgression of Jacob? is it not Samaria? and what are the high places of Judah? are they not Jerusalem?

  9. 5. Eternal One: All of this is happening because of the crimes of Jacob, the wrongdoings of the people of Israel. And what is the crime of Jacob? Isn’t it Samaria? And what is the high place of Judah? Isn’t it Jerusalem?

    6. And so I will turn Samaria into a pile of ruins in an open field. To make her properly into a place to plant a vineyard, I will roll her stones into the valley and bare her foundations for all to see.

    7. I will shatter her images and burn her immoral riches with fire, and all her idols I will break down. They came from the earning of prostitutes, servants of other gods, and they will be used again to pay the wages of another prostitute.

    16. Cut off your hair and shave your heads. Prepare yourselves for slavery on account of the children whom you pampered and privileged. Make yourself as bald as an eagle, for they have been removed from you into exile.

  10. 2 Hear, all ye people; hearken, O earth, and all that therein is: and let the Lord God be witness against you, the Lord from his holy temple.

    3 For, behold, the Lord cometh forth out of his place, and will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth.

    4 And the mountains shall be molten under him, and the valleys shall be cleft, as wax before the fire, and as the waters that are poured down a steep place.

    5 For the transgression of Jacob is all this, and for the sins of the house of Israel. What is the transgression of Jacob? is it not Samaria? and what are the high places of Judah? are they not Jerusalem?

    Hear Oh Isreal the Lord our God is One Lord……..
    The eyes of each generation seemed to wonder drastically from this proclamation. Many declare they only believe in one god but their life shouts differently. The many idols this world has bowed down to everyday removing them further and further away from the one God we are to serve Jesus Christ. The alarm has been sounded we must continue to declare there is a way to escape the destruction of this world. There is away to serve the One true Living God. His coming is soon and we must proclaim it. Lord help us to keep our focus on You and not every distraction that would cause us to get further and further away from your truths. In Jesus name.

  11. Micah 1:2,3 Here, all you people; hearken,O earth, and all that therein is: and let the Lord God be witness against you, the Lord from his holy temple.
    For, behold, the Lord cometh forth out of his place, and will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth.

    God be witness against you— namely, that none of you can say, when the time of your punishment shall come, that you are not forwarned. The punishment denounced is stated in Micah 1:3 from his holy temple that is, heaven .

    Psalms 11:4 The Lord is in his holy temple, the Lord’s throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.

    Romans 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

  12. Well, what I see from this is that God has his chosen people to engage in true worship of Him. However, He still is a God of judgement and in order to remain as a holy God, He must enforce His judgment upon sin.

  13. iLove the Kingdom
    9 For her wound is incurable; for it is come unto Judah; he is come unto the gate of my people, even to Jerusalem.

    Sometimes sin causes incurable wounds. These wounds eventually become infected and then soon lead to death. We must repent every single day and make sure our sins do not separate us from God. Life is in the blood of the Lamb and it is that blood that brings us our miracles.

  14. THY KINGDOM COME
    CONQUER

    3 For, behold, the Lord cometh forth out of his place, and will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth.

    This verse vividly describes what I envision happening when we are privileged to experience The Kingdom of GOD in our midst. HIS Power, Glory, Righteousness, Peace and JOY in the Holy Ghost.

    Actually this is what I envision every time I am FILLED with the Holy Ghost and pray in other tongues as the Spirit of GOD gives the utterance. I envision every doubt, fear, evil or any other thing that is not of GOD being “tread down” demolished and destroyed by the Power of The KING and HIS Kingdom working in me.

    Temptation is the place of battle for the human spirit. The Power of GOD will CONQUER all evil and sin. However, we must CONQUER “Temptation”. We CONQUER temptation by “Walking IN the SPIRIT”. Walking everywhere at all times ready to utilize and exercise the POWER of the Holy Ghost in our lives.

    We are instructed in the WORD of GOD to:

    Fight evil

    But

    Flee Temptation

    1Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

    Escape the temptation, because if we attempt to battle the temptation, like Samson we will eventually be overtaken by sin. Could it be believers have fallen into the deception of fighting temptation when The Kingdom of GOD came to CONQUER evil. We must PRAY in the SPIRIT to CONQUER evil. But, we must flee lust, fornication, lies, gossip and all evil acts.

    Lets GO in the SPIRIT of JESUS and CONQUER our lives, families, homes and communities for JESUS and HIS Kingdom.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap
    iGo
    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS

  15. 2 Hear, all ye people; hearken, O earth, and all that therein is: and let the Lord God be witness against you, the Lord from his holy temple.

    3 For, behold, the Lord cometh forth out of his place, and will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth.

    4 And the mountains shall be molten under him, and the valleys shall be cleft, as wax before the fire, and as the waters that are poured down a steep place.

  16. 2 Hear, all ye people; hearken, O earth, and all that therein is: and let the Lord God be witness against you, the Lord from his holy temple.

    I just told a man this this morning already
    This is a man that studies theology and all kinds of stuff. All I said was why don’t you set all the books aside from the Bible and let the Bible read you and allow to reveal your flaws to YOU I believe this might be what hinders people from true revelation. Often times were just trying to read through the Bible just to say we’ve read it but are we letting it Read us and are we listening to what the Word of God is trying to tell us. Obedience. That’s the key. Take the key and Go into this doorway to revelation that’s all it takes.

    iBless you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ

  17. “So I , the LORD, will make the city of samaria a
    heap of ruins. Her streets will be plowed up for
    plainting Vineyards. I will roll the stones of her
    walls into the valley below, exposing her foundations. All her carved image will be smashed.
    All her sacred treasures will be burned.
    These things were bought with the money earned
    by her prostitution, and they will now be carried away to pay prostitutes elsewhere.”

    Micah 1: 6,7 NLT

    What we do in Secret sooner or later will be exposed.

  18. Attention! Let all the people of the world listen! Let the earth and everything in it hear. The Sovereign Lord is making accusations against you; the Lord speaks from his holy Temple. Look! The Lord is coming! He leaves his throne in heaven and tramples the heights of the earth.
    Micah 1:2‭-‬3 NLT
    How can we complain or even question the Lord in how he feels towards us? Our sin has separated GOD from us. Jesus forgive me of my sin, forgive the sin of my husband and the sins of my children.

    Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
    Psalms 51:9‭-‬13 KJV

  19. I Love To Worship The Lord
    (1:8-9)
    These verses may describe the prophet acting out the destiny of those who will be taken captive. Or it may piture his own distress for his people. it is appropriate to grieve even for those who deserve the consequences thier sinful acts bring

  20. Hear, all ye people; hearken, O earth, and all that therein is: and let the Lord God be witness against you, the Lord from his holy temple.
    Micah 1:2 KJV
    I rather have got witness against me any day, at least I’ll know that I get what I deserve.

    A.L.M.A.S.

  21. 2 Hear, all ye people; hearken, O earth, and all that therein is: and let the Lord God be witness against you, the Lord from his holy temple.
    3 For, behold, the Lord cometh forth out of his place, and will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth.

    16 Shave your head is in morning for the children in whom you delight; make yourself as bald as a vulture, for they will go from you into exile.

  22. 3 Look! The Lord is coming! He leaves his throne in heaven and tramples the heights of the earth. (NLT)

    You know you’re really in trouble when you make momma or daddy get up. That’s when you either start running or pleading forgiveness, both in attempt to avoid and inevitable beating. God is coming and we have the opportunity to lead others to truth before He arrives, we have the opportunity to speak truth and compel souls, we have the opportunity to warn people and lead them to salvation. Be Kingdom Minded, join in to gather the end time harvest and help save this sinful, dying world from losing their opportunity to know Jesus. Forgive me Lord for idly standing by and robbing souls of the opportunity to know you.

  23. 6 “Oh, people of Judah, shave your heads in sorrow, for the children you love will be snatched away. Make yourselves as bald as a vulture, for your little ones will be exiled to distant lands.”

    The desolation should be so great that Israel should feel it to her utmost extent, and the mourning should be like that of a mother for the death of her most delicate children.

    Enlarge thy baldness as the eagle – Referring to the mounting of this bird, when in casting its feathers and breeding new ones, it is very sickly, and its strength wholly exhausted.

    Amos 8:10 ” I will turn your celebrations into times of mourning, and your singing into weeping. You will wear funeral clothes and shave your heads to show your sorrow— as if your only son had died. How very bitter that day will be!”

  24. And why is this happening? Because of the rebellion of Israel — yes, the sins of the whole nation. Who is to blame for Israel’s rebellion? Samaria, its capital city! Where is the center of idolatry in Judah? In Jerusalem, its capital! Harness your chariot horses and flee, you people of Lachish. You were the first city in Judah to follow Israel in her rebellion, and you led Jerusalem into sin.
    Micah 1:5‭, ‬13 NLT
    Samaria sin and lead the whole nation in to sin this tell me people are watching us it important to lead people the right way like the city of Samaria we will be judged a

  25. 5 For the transgression of Jacob is all this, and for the sins of the house of Israel. What is the transgression of Jacob? is it not Samaria? and what are the high places of Judah? are they not Jerusalem?

  26. Micah 1:9, “For her wound is incurable; for it is come unto Judah; he is come unto the gate of my people, even to Jerusalem.”

    The only reason a wound becomes incurable is because that person refuses to take care of the wound and go see a physician for an antibiotic.
    The wound of “Sin” is also incurable unless that person Repents and comes to Jesus for forgiveness.

  27. AMP – Because of this I [Micah] must lament (mourn over with expressions of grief) and wail,
    I must go barefoot and naked [without outer garments as if robbed];
    I must wail like the jackals
    And lament [with a loud, mournful cry] like the ostriches.
    9 For Samaria’s wound is incurable,
    For it has come to Judah;
    The enemy has reached the gate of my people,
    Even to Jerusalem.

    Micah was moved with what he saw and felt. When are we going to be moved with compassion for the lost of our region. People that are going to be judged for the evil and sin in their lives. We pass by them everyday in our own little world, doing our own little thing. I pray God moves us with compassion.

  28. This is why a country or a leadership should be build by God and not only build by him but they should keep it Godly . Because a leadership without God will fall and it will be destroyed

  29. 8 Therefore I will wail and howl, I will go stripped and naked: I will make a wailing like the dragons, and mourning as the owls.
    9 For her wound is incurable; for it is come unto Judah; he is come unto the gate of my people, even to Jerusalem.

    Micah cried out for the souls that would be destroyed because they would not turn back to their God. The church too should cry out for the lost around us, whether we know them or not; so that God could use our concern and prayer to turn things around and save many of those around us.

  30. 3 Look! The Lord is coming from his dwelling place; he comes down and treads on the heights of the earth.

    I can only image what it will be like when the Lord comes. We will rejoice and be ready for this time to come yet all other souls in this world will know nothing of what’s happening if we don’t tell them. Knowing such great salvation and keeping it for ourselves is a sin, so we must spread His word to all so they may rejoice on that day and help spread His word to all nations!

  31. 2 Hear, all ye people; hearken, O earth, and all that therein is: and let the Lord God be witness against you, the Lord from his holy temple.

    3 For, behold, the Lord cometh forth out of his place, and will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth.

    4 And the mountains shall be molten under him, and the valleys shall be cleft, as wax before the fire, and as the waters that are poured down a steep place.

    5 For the transgression of Jacob is all this, and for the sins of the house of Israel. What is the transgression of Jacob? is it not Samaria? and what are the high places of Judah? are they not Jerusalem?

    God is so mighty and Terrible when he shows His strength and power to His people and His enemies. We really should make sure to be on the right side of God when judgement falls because he is a might, powerful God!

  32. 2 Hear, all ye people; hearken, O earth, and all that therein is: and let the Lord God be witness against you, the Lord from his holy temple.

    3 For, behold, the Lord cometh forth out of his place, and will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth.

    The Lord is coming back soon and this world is full of lost souls that need to wake up and listen to the Voice of God. We can witness to them by walking in His Spirit everyday and leading them by example!
    Use me Lord!

  33. 2 Hear, all ye people; hearken, O earth, and all that therein is: and let the Lord God be witness against you, the Lord from his holy temple.
    3 For, behold, the Lord cometh forth out of his place, and will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth.

    SOUND THE ALARM!!! SOUND IT!!! JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!!! CLEAN HOUSE IF IT’S NOT ALREADY!!! PUT EVERYTHING IN ORDER!!! GOD IS OF ORDER!!! SOUND THE ALARMS!!! JESUS!!! JESUS!!! JESUS!!! THE WAR IS IN DISGUISE!!! MY GOD HAS MADE IT CLEAR TO US ON HOW TO FIGHT!!! REFINE YOUR SWORD!!! START NOW IF YOU HAVEN’T BEEN ALREADY!!! IT’S TIME POFW!!! TAKE YOUR TIME BUT HURRY!!!

  34. For, behold, the Lord cometh forth out of his place, and will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth.

    When revival is. We get the connection of God just like this! I desire to see God come down from the heavens and be here on earth. I want to know God like this!! Come down to heaven Jesus let they kingdom Come!

  35. 7 All her carved images shall be beaten to pieces, and all her pay as a harlot shall be burned with the fire, all her idols I will lay desolate. For she gathered it from the pay of a harlot, and they shall return to the pay of a harlot.

  36. Truly nothing can stand against God! No sin, nothing. If God says it then it is so. If God is against it then it won’t stand. If God is for it then nothing can stand against it. Truly God is awesome and there isn’t a reason why we shouldn’t be serving Him. Praise the Lord for He is great and greatly to be praised! Praise the Lord for He is mightily worthy to be praised! Praise the Lord!

  37. 3 For, behold, the Lord cometh forth out of his place, and will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth.

    For the enemy has no power or authority God already treads upon the head of the devil!

  38. [Mic 1:9 NLT] 9 For my people’s wound is too deep to heal (incurable-KJV). It has reached into Judah, even to the gates of Jerusalem.

    The only wounds Jesus cannot heal are those that have not been brought to Him in faith. Judah had been warned by the prophets and yet they continued in sin. Their failure to repent, caused them to needlessly suffer God’s judgment.

  39. 13 O thou inhabitant of Lachish, bind the chariot to the swift beast: she is the beginning of the sin to the daughter of Zion: for the transgressions of Israel were found in thee.

    Lord, thank you for guiding us on a path of righteousness and helping us abstain from even the appearance of evil. Jesus name.

  40. 15 Yet will I bring an heir unto thee, O inhabitant of Mareshah: he shall come unto Adullam the glory of Israel.

    There is ways hope with God

  41. 2Hear, all ye people; hearken, O earth, and all that therein is: and let the Lord God be witness against you, the Lord from his holy temple.

    3 For, behold, the Lord cometh forth out of his place, and will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth.

  42. The word of the Lord that came to Micah the Morasthite in the days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, which he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem.

    2 Hear, all ye people; hearken, O earth, and all that therein is: and let the Lord God be witness against you, the Lord from his holy temple.

    3 For, behold, the Lord cometh forth out of his place, and will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth.

    4 And the mountains shall be molten under him, and the valleys shall be cleft, as wax before the fire, and as the waters that are poured down a steep place.

    5 For the transgression of Jacob is all this, and for the sins of the house of Israel. What is the transgression of Jacob? is it not Samaria? and what are the high places of Judah? are they not Jerusalem?

    6 Therefore I will make Samaria as an heap of the field, and as plantings of a vineyard: and I will pour down the stones thereof into the valley, and I will discover the foundations thereof.

    7 And all the graven images thereof shall be beaten to pieces, and all the hires thereof shall be burned with the fire, and all the idols thereof will I lay desolate: for she gathered it of the hire of an harlot, and they shall return to the hire of an harlot.

    The earth is called upon, with all that are therein, to hear the prophet. God’s holy temple will not protect false professors. Neither men of high degree, as the mountains, nor men of low degree, as the valleys, can secure themselves or the land from the judgments of God. If sin be found in God’s people he will not spare them; and their sins are most provoking to him, for they are most reproaching. When we feel the smart of sin, it behoves us to seek what is the sin we smart for. Persons and places most exalted, are most exposed to spiritual diseases. The vices of leaders and rulers shall be surely and sorely punished. The punishment answers the sin. What they gave to idols, never shall prosper, nor do them any good. What is got by one lust, is wasted on another.

  43. 2 Hear, all ye people; hearken, O earth, and all that therein is: and let the Lord God be witness against you, the Lord from his holy temple.

    3 For, behold, the Lord cometh forth out of his place, and will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth.

    In Genesis, the people tried to rise up and create a place higher than God by building the tower of Babel. They didn’t realize how impossible of a feat they were trying to achieve. And even then, God humbled them by confusing their languages and seperating them into different tribes and cultures. He treaded upon their plans to lift a place higher up than God, he will do the same to anyone who tries to lift themselves up higher than God.

  44. Josiah: 3 For, behold, the Lord cometh forth out of his place, and will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth.
    The things of this world. The idols of this world. The popular person of this world all come and go. Yet, the word of the Lord is unchanging. It is something we can depend on. So, let us GO IN JESUS NAME and trust in Him!

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