The Margin Becomes the Center

Monday, August 12, 2013
Micah 3—4

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Just as in last week’s passage, Micah uses shocking images followed by words of comfort to awaken God’s people to conversion. Wicked rulers have exploited the people as cannibals devouring human flesh. Images of this horrific practice continue in 3:1-5.

Chapter 4 marks a strong shift. The words are virtually identical to Isaiah 2:2-4. Abused by worldly power, God’s people will find themselves filled with strength from the Lord. Having been cast off to the margin, the powerless will find themselves in the center; worldly powers will be the ones on the sidelines.

The sharp contrast of poetic images call you forth to total freedom and availability for the saving work that God wants to do through you.

The Reading for Today
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Bible Breaths
Filled with power from the Lord 3:8
To the mountain of the Lord 4:2
Beating swords into plowshares 4:4
Walking in the name of God 4:5

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This is the eleventh of thirteen weeks in Pentecost, Year C.
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