M I C A H.
In this chapter, I. The prophet, in the name of
the church, sadly laments the woeful decay of religion in the age
wherein he lived, and the deluge of impiety and immorality which
overwhelmed the nation, which levelled the differences, and bore
down the fences, of all that is just and sacred, ver. 1-6. II. The prophet, for the sake of
the church, prescribes comforts, which may be of use at such a
time, and gives counsel what to do. 1. They must have an eye to
God, ver. 7. 2. They must
courageously bear up against the insolences of the enemy, ver. 8-10. 3. They must patiently
lie down under the rebukes of their God, ver. 9. 4. They must expect no other than that
the trouble would continue long, and must endeavour to make the
best of it, ver. 11-13.
5. They must encourage themselves with God's promises, in answer to
the prophet's prayers, ver. 14,
15. 6. They must foresee the fall of their enemies, that
now triumphed over them, ver. 16,
17. 7. They must themselves triumph in the mercy and
grace of God, and his faithfulness to his covenant (ver. 18-20), and with that
comfortable word the prophecy concludes.