What does it say?
- Read Micah chapters 1 and 2.
- What are your first impressions about this passage?
- How is the style of writing in this passage different than the style in the book of John?
- How would you describe the overall mood?
- What do we learn about this book from verse 1?
- Do you notice any repeated words or ideas in these chapters?
- What is significant about these two places mentioned, Jerusalem & Samaria?
What does it mean?
- What do these verses teach us about God and what He is like?
- What were the sins that brought God's judgement?
- What makes covetousness or idolatry so evil in God's eyes?
- Read Ephesians 5:5 and James 4:1-2. How do these verses help you to see the danger of covetousness?
- How were God's judgments against Samaria righteous and just?
- Read 2 Kings 17:1-8 to see what happens to Samaria under King Ahaz.
- How do you think that the original audience heard these prophecies?
- How would you have responded?
- What effect did it have on Micah (Micah 1:8)?
- How does the text change in the final verses (Micah 2:12-13)?
- What hope is there for God's people?
How should it change us?
- Perhaps you think that if you were rebuked by God then you would listen, but is this true?
- How do you normally respond to correction from others?
- Do you ever try to justify your sin or blame others for it?
- What can you do to grow to be more humble and teachable when corrected?
- Just like the people in Micah's day, we can seek to find teachers and counselors that tell us only what we want to hear.
- How can we guard ourselves against this?
- How can we help each other in guarding against this?
- Pray in light of this passage and about any applications you have made
- Sing Holy, Holy, Holy to God and to one another.