Effects of Righteousness…! – Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk

Effects of Righteousness…! – Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk
Micah “Righteousness in His Children”

Wrote 742-686BC
Micah means – “Who is like Yahweh”
Key word if “hear”

Key Verses:

1:2 – The Lord is a witness against you
5:2 – The Lord the Ruler is coming
6:8 – What righteousness is

Applications

Lost morals warp view of God and a corrupt religious people (Prov. 14:34)
God’s anger at sin doesn’t eliminate God’s promises (2 Cor. 7:1)
Breaking sin’s power takes time and effort ( 3:9-18)

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Nahum “Righteousness against God’s Enemies”

Written 663-612BC
Nahum means “Consolation”
Final warning to Nineveh 150 years later

Key verses:

1:3 – God will not always delay intervention and punishment
1:7 – The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble
3:17 – none will grieve at Nineveh’s end

Applications

God triumphs over the greatest enemies (Rom. 8:31; Eph. 6:12)
Evil has no mercy; it destroys/plunders with no remorse (Ps. 92:7)
Selfish greed/pleasures corrupt dealings with others (1 Jn. 2:15-17)
No impartiality in judgment; only refuge in YHWH (Ps. 46:1-3)

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Habakkuk “Righteousness Questioned”
Habakkuk means “Embrace”
Written 612-589BC

2 Questions:

Why allow corruption without judgment? (God used Babylonians)
Why allow evil to crush God’s people? (God used evil to judge evil)

Key verses:

1:2 – How long do we call and You don’t answer?
2:4 – the just shall live by faith
2:20 – The Lord is in His Holy Temple; be silent before Him
3:19 – He enables me to tread on the heights

Applications

The corrupt will destroy themselves (2 Pet. 2:12-13)
Wait in a spirit of worship for answers/actions (2 Chron. 13:10)
We can question God with respect and reverence (1 Cor. 13:12)

  1. Micah “Righteousness in His Children”
  • Wrote 742-686BC
  • Micah means – “Who is like Yahweh”
  • Key word if “hear”

Key Verses:

  • 1:2 – The Lord is a witness against you
  • 5:2 – The Lord the Ruler is coming
  • 6:8 – What righteousness is

Applications

  • Lost morals warp view of God and a corrupt religious people (Prov. 14:34)
  • God’s anger at sin doesn’t eliminate God’s promises (2 Cor. 7:1)
  • Breaking sin’s power takes time and effort ( 3:9-18)

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  1. Nahum “Righteousness against God’s Enemies”
  • Written 663-612BC
  • Nahum means “Consolation”
  • Final warning to Nineveh 150 years later

Key verses:

  • 1:3 – God will not always delay intervention and punishment
  • 1:7 – The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble
  • 3:17 – none will grieve at Nineveh’s end

Applications

  • God triumphs over the greatest enemies (Rom. 8:31; Eph. 6:12)
  • Evil has no mercy; it destroys/plunders with no remorse (Ps. 92:7)
  • Selfish greed/pleasures corrupt dealings with others (1 Jn. 2:15-17)
  • No impartiality in judgment; only refuge in YHWH (Ps. 46:1-3)

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  • Habakkuk “Righteousness Questioned”
  • Habakkuk means “Embrace”
  • Written 612-589BC

2 Questions:

  • Why allow corruption without judgment? (God used Babylonians)
  • Why allow evil to crush God’s people? (God used evil to judge evil)

Key verses:

  • 1:2 – How long do we call and You don’t answer?
  • 2:4 – the just shall live by faith
  • 2:20 – The Lord is in His Holy Temple; be silent before Him
  • 3:19 – He enables me to tread on the heights

Applications

  • The corrupt will destroy themselves (2 Pet. 2:12-13)
  • Wait in a spirit of worship for answers/actions (2 Chron. 13:10)
  • We can question God with respect and reverence (1 Cor. 13:12)