READ : Micah 7:14-20
Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over the transgression of the remnant of your possession? (v. 18)
Verse 18 is the most important verse in the entire book of Micah. In addition to bringing the theme of the whole prophecy into focus and offering a majestic conclusion to the book, this verse is also a play on Micah’s name. Micah means, “Who is like Yahweh?” And the implied answer is, “No one!” No one can come close to being like the Lord. Yahweh is unique. And what makes him so great is the fact that he is a God who pardons and forgives sin.
What a tremendous blessing that is for us! The God that the Bible tells us about is a God who loves people more than anything else. Second Peter 3:9 states that the Lord is patient with us, “not wanting any to perish, but all to come to repentance.”
One night Martin Luther went to sleep troubled about his sins. In a dream he saw an angel standing by a blackboard listing all of his sins. The list filled the entire blackboard and Luther shuddered in despair. But suddenly he saw a pierced hand writing above the list these words: “The blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all our sin.” Believe this gospel, and live in peace.
Lord, who is a God like you? Thank you!