Israel has sinned. Again.
It’s like a broken record or one of those Boomerang looped videos on social media playing over and over. The entire Old Testament sometimes seems to be one long warning to Israel because they keep messing up. And not just messing up on accident, but on purpose.
That’s right. On purpose.
Micah, a prophet, calls them out on their sin and warns them of God’s impending punishment. God takes sin seriously, and there are consequences for sin. This was true for the Israelites thousands of years ago, and it’s true for us today.
After calling them out on their sin, warning them of the impending destruction, Micah calls them to repent or turn away from their sin and come back to God.
While God does punish sin, God is also faithful to forgive. He wants to be with us. Micah 4:10 says, “[…] There you shall be rescued; there the Lord will redeem you from the hand of your enemies.”
God stopped at nothing to rescue and redeem the people of Israel just like he stopped at nothing to rescue and redeem us from eternal destruction through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
Yes, the Old Testament might seem like a broken record of Israel sinning again, but it’s actually a beautiful song of God’s faithfulness to redeem and restore on repeat. So, turn it up!