M I C A H.
Comparing this chapter with the close of the
foregoing chapter, the comfortable promises here with the terrible
threatenings there, we may, with the apostle, "behold the goodness
and severity of God," (Rom. xi.
22), towards the Jewish church which fell, severity when
Zion was ploughed as a field, but towards the Christian church,
which was built upon the ruins of it, goodness, great goodness; for
it is here promised, I. That it shall be advanced and enlarged by
the accession of the nations to it, ver. 1, 2. II. That it shall be protected in
tranquility and peace, ver. 3,
4. III. That it shall be kept close, and constant, and
faithful to God, ver. 5. IV.
That under Christ's government, all its grievances shall be
redressed, ver. 6, 7. V.
That it shall have an ample and flourishing dominion, ver. 8. VI. That its troubles shall be
brought to a happy issue at length, ver. 9, 10. VII. That its enemies shall be
disquieted, nay, that they shall be destroyed in and by their
attempts against it, ver.