"Micah is a passionate plea for justice and mercy, and Stephen Um Shows how it speaks to our broken generation. A very helpful commentary from an expert Bible teacher." - D.A. Carson
Join Dr. Stephen Um as he opens up Micah, helping you get to grips with its meaning and showing how it transforms our hearts and lives today.
We live in a world that craves justice. But what transforms us to truly seek justice, even at cost to ourselves? And what enables us to do so in a way that also offers mercy?
Stephen Um opens up the book of Micah, showing how God’s call to his people then is God’s call to his people now—a call to so enjoy the gospel that we are freed to seek true justice and offer real mercy. This minor prophet is a voice for our times.
This Expository Guide takes you verse by verse through the text in an accessible and applied way. It is less academic than a traditional commentary and can be read cover-to-cover, used in personal devotions, used to lead small group studies, or used for sermon preparation.
Written for people of every age and stage, from enquirers to new believers to pastors and teachers, this flexible resource is for you to:
- READ: As a guide to these gripping events, helping you to see Christ and marvel at God's power, plans and love.
- FEED: As a daily devotional to help you grow in Christ as you read and meditate on this portion of God's word.
- LEAD: As notes to aid you in explaining, illustrating and applying this book as you preach or lead a Bible study.
Whoever you are, and however you use it, this is...Micah for You.
Micah for You is a very helpful lay commentary written by an experienced and expert Bible teacher. Stephen Um takes you through the argument of this reforming prophet, not only making sense of the flow of the book but expertly unpacking the nature of sin and idolatry, the threat of judgment, and the need for hope. Micah is well known for his passionate plea for justice and integrity, and through Dr. Um's exposition Micah, though long dead, still speaks to our broken generation. Particularly helpful are the ways in which Dr. Um draws carefully thought-through connections between this prophet in ancient Israel and the Lord Jesus Christ and his gospel.
— D.A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Illinois; President, The Gospel Coalition
(PhD, University of St. Andrews) is the Senior Minister of Citylife Church in Boston, Massachusetts. He also teaches New Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and serves as Associate Training Director with Redeemer City to City. For the past 18 years, Stephen and his wife, Kathleen, have been involved in several Presbyterian churches throughout the Northeastern part of the country. He is the author of Why Cities Matter (Crossway). Stephen also serves as a Council member with The Gospel Coalition.ISBN: 9781909559769