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The Curse of Discontent

December 4th, 2016 · No Comments

Micah 6:14 (New Living Translation) You will eat but never have enough. Your hunger pangs and emptiness will remain. And though you try to save your money, it will come to nothing in the end. You will save a little, but I will give it to those who conquer you. In this verse, the prophet […]

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Jehovah will Teach the Nations

December 3rd, 2016 · No Comments

Micah 4:2 (New Living Translation) People from many nations will come and say, “Come, let us go up 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 […]

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Swords into Plowshares

December 13th, 2015 · No Comments

Micah 4:3 (New Living Translation) 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. At first, I thought this was the famous phrase that […]

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Fortune Tellers: Silly or Serious

November 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

Micah 5:10-15 (New Living Translation) 10 “In that day,” says the Lord, “I will slaughter your horses and destroy your chariots. 11 I will tear down your walls and demolish your defenses. 12 I will put an end to all witchcraft, and there will be no more fortune-tellers. 13 I will destroy all your idols […]

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One More Time (New Living Translation)

August 19th, 2012 · No Comments

Micah 6:8 (New Living Translation) No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God This is one of my favorite verses in the Bible. I ran across it again in the annual […]

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Is not the Lord among us?

July 18th, 2009 · No Comments

Micah 3:11 (New International Version) Her leaders judge for a bribe, her priests teach for a price, and her prophets tell fortunes for money. Yet they lean upon the LORD and say, “Is not the LORD among us? No disaster will come upon us.” Imagine these guys. They take bribes; they only do their jobs […]

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Who is a God Like You?

May 9th, 2009 · No Comments

Micah 7:18 (New International Version) 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. What a fundamental question. Who is a God like the one true God? God forgives sins and shows mercy. So […]

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Act, Love, Walk

February 7th, 2008 · No Comments

Micah 6:8 (New International Version) He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. This is one of those verses that strike me as something I could use every day of my life. […]

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