Sunday, August 2, 2009

Micah 7:18-20 - God remembers His own


Micah 7:18-20
18 Who is a God like You, who pardons iniquity
And passes over the rebellious act of the remnant of His possession?
He does not retain His anger forever,
Because He delights in unchanging love.
19 He will again have compassion on us;
He will tread our iniquities under foot.
Yes, You will cast all their sins
Into the depths of the sea.
20 You will give truth to Jacob
And unchanging love to Abraham,
Which You swore to our forefathers
From the days of old.


Micah looks forward to God's future restoration of the remnant of Israel.  Though they were under His judgment as a nation then, He would remember His promises to Abraham and all of Israel's forefathers (verse 20).

Sometimes as Christians, we feel through the rough and tumble of life, that God has forgotten about us.  That He is not aware of the hardships we're enduring, or perhaps doesn't care. 

But this is not true of our God.  He does not forget His possession, which all who are in Christ have become:

1 Peter 2:9
9 But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God's OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;

Though we may walk through times of uncertainty and hardship, in His time He will bring us into His green pastures.


Thank You Lord that You are compassionate toward us!  That You know the hardships we face, and care.

Thank You that one day we will never suffer again, in heaven.  But well before that ultimate time, I thank You for the sometimes tiny blessings You bring our way each day, even in the midst of hard times.  Help me to see Your hand at work in my life, even today.


Scripture quotations taken from the NASB.