I had a wonderful experience when someone gave me a verse that she was claiming for her life. It was my friend and co-worker, Melinda Timmerman. She had shared with me Micah 7:7 which says, “But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me.” I began to read and study Micah 7 and God gave me a wonderful verse to claim in that same chapter. It is Micah 7:18, “Who is a God like You, who pardons iniquity and passes over the rebellious act of the remnant of His possession?” The first part of that verse caught my attention, “Who is a God like You?” We have an amazing God. He is the creator and sustainer of this universe. He is the loving Father and Great Shepherd for His people. The name Micah means, “Who is like God?” The book of Micah is a book of judgment, but in this last chapter we find grace all through it. We sing about His amazing grace, because it is amazing. We have a supreme God that we can come to daily.
· He is supreme in deliverance – Micah 7:7, “I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me.” Our God is able to deliver us. Anywhere you see the judgment of God you will find the deliverance of God not far behind. Whatever your need is today, our God is supreme in His deliverance. He can deliver us from a life of sin or a physical disease. He is able to deliver.
· He is supreme in His care – Micah 7:14, “Shepherd your people with your scepter, the flock of Your possession…” We have a God that we can call Shepherd. Only a Christian can call our God both Shepherd and Father. Those are two wonderful titles for our God. Yes, He will shepherd His sheep, but we have the honor of having a Heavenly Father. He cares for us as no one on earth does! Psalms 23:1 says, “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” His sheep will want for nothing. His goodness and lovingkindness follow us all the days of this life.
· He is supreme in mercy – Micah 7:18, “Who is a God like You, who pardons iniquity and passes over the rebellious act of the remnant of His possession? He does not retain His anger forever, Because He delights in unchanging love.” Think about that last phrase, “Because He delights in unchanging love.” God’s love never changes. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. The God who forgave our sin yesterday will forgive our sin today. Micah 7:19 says, “He will again have compassion on us; He will tread our iniquities under foot, Yes, You will cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.” One preacher said, “Thank God our sins don’t float!”
What an amazing God. As Micah the prophet says, “Who is a God like You?” I encourage you to stand before Him today in praise and worship. He is worthy of all our devotion.
Rev. Richard Humphries
Pastoral Care & Sr. Adult Minister