Micah and the Scriptures
A prophet, who despised greed and oppression with which men of authority used against those under their charge, was Micah. From God, Micah was given the inspiration and power of the Holy Spirit to write down words, which were to be of comfort and hope for himself, and a revelation to mankind. Micah was given the ability to perceive into the future, where it was revealed to him the location of where the Savior of the world was to be born. Thus he entered this prophecy into the scriptures.
“But as for you, Bethlehem…too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you will go forth for me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, from the days of eternity.”
– Micah 5:2
This prophecy of Micah was not an act of his own will, but of God. In his desire to communicate to mankind, God has used men under the power and influence of the Holy Spirit, as instruments with which to make known his plan of redemption. By virtue of this, we know the Bible to be from God, and is appropriate to use for guidance in all matters.
All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.
– 2 Timothy 3:16, 17
While the Heavenly Father only used to give the power of the Holy Spirit to a selected few, all believers in Jesus are to receive the Holy Spirit. With the Word of God also firmly implanted in one’s heart and mind; a believer can rest assured that he is never alone. Even when oppression and the greed of the world seem overbearing, one can always call for assistance in the name of Jesus. Knowing that comfort and hope will come, Jesus promised it when he said.
“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in my name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.”
– John 14:26