The Daily Devotions between now and Ash Wednesday will focus on the short Book of Micah. Just as Amos ministered in the northern Kingdom of Israel when it was threatened by the Assyrian Empire, Micah ministered in the southern Jewish Kingdom of Judah. Like Michah, he ministered in the 8th Century BC facing the ever present threat of Assyria – the superpower of the age.
Micah’s prophecies of gloom are balanced with hope. He reproached unjust leaders, defended the rights of the poor against the rich and powerful and looked forward to a world at peace centred on Zion under the leadership of a new Davidic monarch.
I hope you find the book interesting and inspiring as you continue to follow Jesus day after day.
with every good wish
Andy Braunston Coordinator, Daily Devotions from the URC Project