Sabbath: God’s Special People
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Read for This Week’s StudyMic. 1:1-92 Cor. 11:23-27Mic. 2:1-115:26:1-87:18-20.

gless07 (1)Memory Text: “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?” (Micah 6:8).

Key Thought: Even amid the worst apostasy, the Lord was willing to forgive and heal His people.

The prophet Micah ministered in one of the darkest periods of Israel’s history. The country long had been divided into two kingdoms. Finally, Assyria put an end to the northern kingdom, and Micah could see evil and violence creeping into Judah in the south. He preached against the fatal sins of dishonesty, injustice, bribery, and mistrust. Micah was the first biblical prophet to predict the destruction of Jerusalem (Mic. 3:12).

Yet, through divine inspiration, the prophet saw light in this dark time. With the help of God’s perspective, he looked beyond the coming punishment. Micah offered encouraging words and said that the Lord’s anointed Leader would come from Bethlehem. The Messiah would be the leader who would save Israel and speak peace to the nations by teaching them to “beat their swords into plowshares” (Mic. 4:3). God’s rebuke would be the channel of restoration and ultimate blessings.

Study this week’s lesson to prepare for Sabbath, May 18.

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Sabbath: God’s Special People — 3 Comments

  1. I can't go everywhere to preach God's last message to His people but I thanked you for publishing Christ on the network, simply to fulfill Mathew 28:19-20. I commend you for that and keep publishing.

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  2. GOD is allways merciful to his people. Although many people refuse to adhere his word, but the time when they turn to God, He is able to forgive. we should be also able to forgive anything that seems to be negative to our side.

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  3. I have come to realize that God is just and He doesn't fever any one even those who are called by his name.When the Israel,sinned God punished them though they were His chosen ones.Gods words are simple seek God and live,stop being a christian only on sabbath day.

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