M I C A H.
After the precious promises in the two foregoing
chapters, relating to the Messiah's kingdom, the prophet is here
directed to set the sins of Israel in order before them, for their
conviction and humiliation, as necessary to make way for the
comfort of gospel-grace. Christ's forerunner was a reprover, and
preached repentance, and so prepared his way. Here, I. God enters
an action against his people for their base ingratitude, and the
bad returns they had made him for his favours, ver. 1-5. II. He shows the wrong course they
should have taken, ver.
6-8. III. He calls upon them to hear the voice of his
judgments, and sets the sins in order before them for which he
still proceeded in his controversy with them (ver. 9), their injustice (ver. 10-15), and their idolatry (ver. 16), for both which ruin was
coming upon them.