Great Deliverance

In the prophet Micah, we have a picture of a man in a dreadful situation: a soul badly bruised and beaten, wedged in the bottom of a hole, his garments torn and filthy, his back against the wall, unable to stand. In a horrible pit of his own making, he appears to be helpless as his enemies surround him and mock him with great derision.

But Micah learned how to be liberated in the worst circumstance. When he found himself in that place, he did not blame his enemy. He didn’t gaze on his own shortcomings or wallow in failure. Micah took stock of his predicament, agreed quickly with his adversary, confessed his sin, accepted the immediate consequence, and became a spokesman of righteousness, proclaiming to the darkness the light of God.

Receive and consider for yourself the work of God. When we find ourselves in darkness, we will be tempted to manufacture our own light. The outcome? “Ye shall lie down in sorrow” (Isaiah 50:11). But the Lord says, “Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the Lord: look unto the rock whence you are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged” (Isaiah 51:1). God longs to show us this great deliverance.

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