Do not rejoice over us, our enemy!

Micah Bible Background

12.21.2017 – Old Testament: Mic 7.8–10

To read the Bible in a year, read Micah 6–7 on December 21, In the year of our Lord 2017

By Don Ruhl

Israel fell, but they always arose, perhaps fewer in number, nevertheless, they did arise. Therefore, Micah wrote,

Do not rejoice over me, my enemy;
When I fall, I will arise;
When I sit in darkness,
The LORD will be a light to me.
I will bear the indignation of the LORD,
Because I have sinned against Him,
Until He pleads my case
And executes justice for me.
He will bring me forth to the light;
I will see His righteousness.
Then she who is my enemy will see,
And shame will cover her who said to me,
“Where is the LORD your God?”
My eyes will see her;
Now she will be trampled down
Like mud in the streets.
(Micah 7.8–10)

May our enemies know that, yes, we fall, but through the grace and mercy of the Lord Jesus Christ, we arise and then He executes justice for us against our enemies, even as He did for ancient Israel.

Do you, our enemies, challenge us, asking where our God is? You will find out, but it will not be a pleasant experience for you.


  • Do you arise after you have fallen in the spirit?
  • Have you seen the Lord silence your enemies, or the enemies of the church?

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