THE PROMISED RULER
By Missionary Mark Moon
Key verse 5:2
Micah was a contemporary of Isaiah and Hosea. He was a prophet from Moresheth. This village was located about 25 miles southwest of Jerusalem in the tribe of the Judah. He worked during the reigns of Jotham (750-732 B.C.), Ahaz (735-715 B.C.), and Hezekiah (715-686 B.C.) who were kings of Judah.
Early in Micah’s time, the kingdom of Judah under Jotham was strong, but there were signs of a need for religious reforms, a need that became more evident during the reign of Jotham’s son Ahaz. Conditions in Judah deteriorated considerably during Ahaz’s reign, both spiritually and politically. Ahaz “did not do what was right in the eyes of the Lord. He … Read the rest