Seeing cities

RE Verse reading–Micah 1:1-6, 2:1-3, 3:1-8 (day one)  “The word of the Lord that came to Micah of Moresheth. . .the vision he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem.” (1:1)  Tradition has Micah (the 4th prophet in this fascinating series) as a man from a rural area with sensitivity to the sins of the cities of his day.  Perhaps we should be sensitive too–not just to sins but to the influence and opportunity that cities have.  Missiologists point to the deliberate focus of time and attention that Paul gave to the major cities of the Roman empire.  Jesus seemed especially concerned that Jerusalem rejected His message.  ( Luke 13:34)  As citizens of the 7th largest city in America ( arguably much larger in influence) we should be very aware of this focus.  In the Revelation, Jesus sends letters to the “angels” or pastors of city churches.  As we read Micah this week, may the Lord give us eyes to see San Antonio.  Ears to hear His message.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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