We’re on a tour of the minor prophets for the rest of the summer: Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. You can join our study by reading today’s scripture below and journaling about it using SOAP (click on the “What’s SOAP?” link above to learn more). Below today’s scripture is an example SOAP from our team. Whether it’s your first time reading the Bible or you’ve been doing daily devotions for decades, God will use this One Thing to speak to you. We love hearing from you! Please use the comment section of our website to share your SOAP, thoughts or questions on the reading, or prayer requests. Join us as we build unity and community through God’s Word!
Micah prophesied to God’s people in Judah. He called them to repent and to do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God (Micah 6:8).
Leaders and Prophets Rebuked
Then I said,
“Listen, you leaders of Jacob,
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When people disagree with the popular opinion, war is declared. Love is only for those who support us. It’s the “if you’re not for us, you’re against us” mentality, and that is not the attitude God called us to have.
It’s all about relationships. It’s easy to get upset with people whose views and opinions are different than ours when we aren’t connected with them. The internet, and social media especially, has developed a war environment because of how easy it is to disagree and get angry without any real repercussions. But if we develop real, in-person relationships with people, we can develop a peaceful environment and learn to love each other despite our differences – which is how God called us to love anyway!
Father, You are Love. We know You love us and that You call us to love others in the same way. We’re sorry for not always following Your example, but we thank You for the example You set and for these reminders to stay vigilant. We love You! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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