Micah 7 - Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible

Resources » Commentaries » Micah » Chapter 7 » exegesis

Reliance on God, and triumph over enemies.

Those truly penitent for sin, will see great reason to be patient under affliction. When we complain to the Lord of the badness of the times, we ought to complain against ourselves for the badness of our hearts. We must depend upon God to work deliverance for us in due time. We must not only look to him, but look for him. In our greatest distresses, we shall see no reason to despair of salvation, if by faith we look to the Lord as the God of our salvation. Though enemies triumph and

insult, they shall be silenced and put to shame. Though Zion's walls may long be in ruins, there will come a day when they shall be repaired. Israel shall come from all the remote parts, not turning back for discouragements. Though our enemies may seem to prevail against us, and to rejoice over us, we should not despond. Though cast down, we are not destroyed; we may join hope in God's mercy, with submission to his correction. No hinderances can prevent the favours the Lord intends for his

church. (Mic 7:14-20)

Previous commentary:
The general prevalence of wickedness.

Next commentary:
Promises and encouragements for Israel.

About this commentary:
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible is available in the Public Domain.