Today's Bible Reading:

“Do Not My Words Do Good?”

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In Micah 2:7, God had a question for his people. These were people who had wandered far from him. A quick survey of Micah 2:1-6 shows us how extensive their self-inflicted damage really was.

Woe to those who devise wickedness
___ and work evil on their beds!
When the morning dawns, they perform it,
___ because it is in the power of their hand.
They covet fields and seize them,
___ and houses, and take them away;
they oppress a man and his house,
___ a man and his inheritance.
Therefore thus says the LORD:
___ behold, against this family I am devising disaster,
from which you cannot remove your necks,
___ and you shall not walk haughtily,
___ for it will be a time of disaster.
In that day they shall take up a taunt song against you
___ and moan bitterly,
and say, “We are utterly ruined;
___ he changes the portion of my people;
how he removes it from me!
___ To an apostate he allots our fields.”
Therefore you will have none to cast the line by lot
___ in the assembly of the LORD.
“Do not preach”—thus they preach—
___ “one should not preach of such things;
___ disgrace will not overtake us.”

Which leads God to ask these questions:

Should this be said, O house of Jacob?
___ Has the LORD grown impatient?
___ Are these his deeds?
Do not my words do good
___ to him who walks uprightly?

These 2,700-year-old words still matter. For you. Today.

  • Your heavenly Father has commanded what he has commanded for your good.
  • Your heavenly Father has prohibited what he has prohibited for your good.
  • Your heavenly Father has prescribed what he has prescribed for your good.
  • Your heavenly Father expects what he expects from you for your good.

Hear him today.

Do not my words do good
___ to him who walks uprightly?

Trust him today. Walk uprightly with him and for him today.

About Jason Hardin

Jason lives in southern Indiana with his wife Shelly and their three daughters. He works with the Charlestown Road church of Christ. Jason has written three books and a variety of workbooks. He's a fan of photography, baseball, mountains, wildlife, BBQ, banana pudding, and coffee. You can contact him here or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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