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Hope in a Hopeless World

August 28, 2022

Micah 7 |


Because God is faithful and the only means of salvation, we must cultivate confidence in God.


Micah 7:1–3, 7–9, 18–20

Woe is me! For I have become
      as when the summer fruit has been gathered,
      as when the grapes have been gleaned:
      there is no cluster to eat,
      no first-ripe fig that my soul desires.
      2 The godly has perished from the earth,
      and there is no one upright among mankind;
      they all lie in wait for blood,
      and each hunts the other with a net.
      3 Their hands are on what is evil, to do it well;
      the prince and the judge ask for a bribe,
      and the great man utters the evil desire of his soul;
      thus they weave it together. 


      7 But as for me, I will look to the LORD;
      I will wait for the God of my salvation;
      my God will hear me. 

      8 Rejoice not over me, O my enemy;
      when I fall, I shall rise;
      when I sit in darkness,
      the LORD will be a light to me.
      9 I will bear the indignation of the LORD
      because I have sinned against him,
      until he pleads my cause
      and executes judgment for me.
      He will bring me out to the light;
      I shall look upon his vindication.     


      18 Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity
      and passing over transgression
      for the remnant of his inheritance?
      He does not retain his anger forever,
      because he delights in steadfast love.
      19 He will again have compassion on us;
      he will tread our iniquities underfoot.
      You will cast all our sins
      into the depths of the sea.
      20 You will show faithfulness to Jacob
      and steadfast love to Abraham,
      as you have sworn to our fathers
      from the days of old.

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