12.21.2016 – Old Testament: Mic 7.5–7
To read the Bible in a year, read Micah 6–7 on December 21, In the year of our Lord 2016
By Don Ruhl
The Bible does not speak against our family, but it does warn us that our ultimate trust is the Lord. Therefore, we have to exercise care in how we relate to our family, for in some families, members oppose the one who stands with the Lord, leading Micah to write,
Do not trust in a friend;
Do not put your confidence in a companion;
Guard the doors of your mouth
From her who lies in your bosom.
For son dishonors father,
Daughter rises against her mother,
Daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;
A man’s enemies are the men of his own household.
Therefore I will look to the LORD;
I will wait for the God of my salvation;
My God will hear me.
If you have a potential enemy in your home, be sure that you have put your trust in the Lord of Heaven and Earth, for He will save you when the time comes.
- Can you love your family and still place your trust in the Lord?
- Have any of your family members objected to your faith?