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The Deliverer from Bethlehem (Micah 5:1-15) - 8/16/23


  • Chapters 1-3 the coming judgement (Punishment)

  • Chapters 4-5: The restoration to follow (Promise)

  • Chapters 6-7: The plea for repentance (Pardon)

  • The Lord, the Judge who scatters his people for their transgressions and sins, is also the Shepherd-King who in covenant faithfulness gathers, protects, and forgives them. [1]

  • Themes: – Judgment and Forgiveness

  • God will judge disobedience/sinners

  • God will keep his covenant promises (their will be a remnant)

  • Blessings on those that will repent

The Coming of the Messiah – vv. 1-5a

Whose coming forth is from old, from ancient days

He shall shepherd His people

The Victory of the Messiah – vv. 5b-15

He delivers – v. 5b-6

  • Then he will raise against them

  • He shall deliver us

He empowers – vv. 7-9

  • Then the remnant

  • Like the dew from the Lord

  • Among the nations, in the midst of many people

God will strengthen the people

  • Lion

  • Hand shall be lifted up over your adversaries

He ultimately conquers – vv. 10-15

  • I will cut off

  • Horses, chariots, cities

v. 15 – And in anger and wrath I will execute vengeance on the nations that did not obey.

[1] Crossway Bibles, The ESV Study Bible (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2008), 1693.

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