WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22
Scripture: Micah 3:5-8
Micah had a word for the prophets as well. Micah 3:5-8 says, “Thus says the Lord concerning the prophets Who make my people stray; Who chant ‘Peace’ While they chew with their teeth, But who prepare war against him Who puts nothing into their mouths: ‘Therefore you shall have night without vision, And you shall have darkness without divination; The sun shall go down on the prophets, And the day shall be dark for them. So the seers shall be ashamed, And the diviners abashed; Indeed they shall all cover their lips; For there is no answer from God.’ But truly I am full of power by the Spirit of the Lord, And of justice and might, To declare to Jacob his transgression And to Israel his sin.” We have prophets today who say ‘Peace, peace,’ when there is no peace. The judgment was, it was going to get dark, and they would have no understanding. In verse 7, He said He would make the prophets ashamed because they would have no answer from God. But listen to Micah’s condition versus the other prophets he had to declare judgment on in verse 8, when he said, “But truly I am full of power by the Spirit of the Lord, And of justice and might, To declare to Jacob his transgression And to Israel his sin.” What a difference! For Micah, there was a complete power of the Holy Spirit to bring the truth of the message while the other prophets faced personal judgment. The lights went out, they could not hear or see and were without understanding. But God kept the lamp on in Micah’s life because he obeyed the Lord. The lights stayed on because he obeyed. Oh God, that we would finish our race with the lights all on in Jesus’ name!