Wednesday, March 07, 2007

The Terror of our God

This is not popular thinking these days, but look at what Micah says about the terror of our God as he comes to judge Samaria and Jersualem...

3 Look! The LORD is coming from his dwelling place;
he comes down and treads the high places of the earth.

4 The mountains melt beneath him
and the valleys split apart,
like wax before the fire,
like water rushing down a slope.

5 All this is because of Jacob's transgression,
because of the sins of the house of Israel.
What is Jacob's transgression?
Is it not Samaria?
What is Judah's high place?
Is it not Jerusalem?

6 "Therefore I will make Samaria a heap of rubble,
a place for planting vineyards.
I will pour her stones into the valley
and lay bare her foundations.

The mountains melt like wax, like water rushing down a slope. God is to be loved, but God is also to be feared. Micah's prophecies were fulfilled. Samaria was left as a valley of stones and vineyards. Her foundations have been laid bare. God's word is trustworthy. His truth is sure.

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