Woe is me! …

The good man is perished out of the earth: and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood…

That they may do evil with both hands earnestly…

The best of them is as a brier: the most upright is sharper than a thorn hedge…

Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide…

For the son dishonoreth the father, the daughter riseth up against her mother, the daughter in law against her mother in law; a man’s enemies are the men of his own house.

Micah 7:1-6

Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.

Micah 7:7

Yesterday, we looked at the verses that showed us just what mankind is.  It was a depressing look.  Thinking about the depravity of man will quickly cause us to exclaim, with the prophet: “Woe is me.”  But the story doesn’t end there.  The next verse says that, in light of all of the problems with man, we desperately need to “look unto the LORD.”

It is because of the sinfulness of man that we will not put our confidence in man, but in the “God of my salvation.”  We can not always trust our fellow man.  Our fellow man will disappoint us.  God will never disappoint us.  If we wait for our fellow man to deliver us, we will never be delivered.  God is the God of our salvation.

Man will not always listen to us.  Our friends and family have their own problems with which to deal and can not always focus on helping us.  God will always listen.  As Micah says in verse 7, “my God will hear me.”

We need to pay attention to who we are looking to.  If we are looking to people, we will get verses 1-6 and we will exclaim, “Woe is me!”  If we are looking to the Lord, we will get verse 7, and we will also exclaim, “my God will hear me.”

4 responses to this post.

  1. I love the confidence of that “my God will hear me”. 🙂
    God bless you, Ben, as you keep pointing us to Him!


  2. Thanks, Ben

    It is super cool to know that “my God will hear me”! I like that!

    Thanks for showing us another side to the story 🙂



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