Summary: The grace of God is amazing and there is no God like Him!
Intro. The Grace of God has provided deliverance for all, through the grace of the greatest preacher that ever lived, God in the Flesh, Jesus.
He intervened, when I was doomed, on my behalf! His grace still amazes Me.
Yet, we ignore the one that has supplied the means to redeem us from our human fall of sin! In the first few verses of this chapter, we find the condition of a world far from God. In verse 2, mankind is identified - There is none righteous! We neglect to see a Holy God who stooped down to save us! Oh, we want to think of ourselves better, but in reality, we all need God, and we know it! When God is left out of peoples lives, society will face their hardest and saddest times. THERE IS NO HOPE, NO JOY, NO TRUE FRIENDSHIP, without the True God.
Verse 18 is our text and it is the theme verse of this book. This book of prophecy speaks of judgment, but the declaration at the end of the book reveals the motive of the message! Judgment coming, but ends with the Question: “Who is a God like unto thee?” There is none! Today I can say with the uttermost confidence and faith that the other gods of this world pale in comparison to my wonderful and awesome God.
There is no God besides him, none so great, so mighty, as He; none like him for the perfections of his nature; for the works of his hands; for the blessings of his goodness, both of providence and grace; and particularly for his pardoning grace and mercy.
Even by the very name of the Prophet, that God through his Sovereignty chose to write this prophecy, it is seen. The name Micah means: “Who is like God?” Now join me in the wonderful conclusion of this chapter in vs. 7-19
I. My God is Supreme in Deliverance - vs. 7-12 You see, I’ve been Rescued. Anywhere you find the judgment of God - Deliverance is somewhere close at hand!
A. He Will Hear - vs. 7 - Psalms 4:3 "But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him." You need His ear, just cry out to Him!
B. He Will Give Light - vs. 8-9 I once sat in darkness, but now I can see! Psalms 107:14 "He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder. 15 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!" You need His light, just cry out to Him!
C. He will defeat the Enemies - vs. 10-12 Here the prophet also looks to the future deliverance of Israel out of bondage that he has prophesied - But we too can look for coming deliverance!
2 Timothy 4:18 "And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen." Almighty God has RESCUED ME!
My flesh, my ability, my thinking, nor my frail goodness was enough!
Romans 5:6 "For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly."
II. He is Supreme in His Care - vs. 14 No Shepherd like my Shepherd!
The only benefit of Salvation is not just deliverance, it is also Companionship! The Theme of the Shepherd is found in Micah 2 and 4, but no better place to see this care than to Quickly look at Psalm 23 - Under the care of the Shepherd, the sheep will lack nothing needed - "The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want!"
A. I will not lack Rest - vs. 2 - He maketh me to rest, while He watches me!
A man by the name of Phillip Keller wrote a book about Psalm 23, and He said there were four things that must be done in order for a sheep to lie down:
1. Free from all Fear - That is my Shepherd - Romans 8:15 "For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father."
2. Free from Friction with other Sheep - John 13:35 "By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another."
3. Free from Torment by pests or parasites - Romans 8:2 "For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death."
4. Free from hunger - Isaiah 49:10 "They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for he that hath mercy on them shall lead them, even by the springs of water shall he guide them." So the Psalmist, who was a shepherd, had found his Shepherd to be sufficient! There is no other Shepherd like my Shepherd!