ONE PERSON can make ALL the DIFFERENCE: "But truly I am full of power by the Spirit of the Lord, and of justice and might, to declare to Jacob his transgression and to Israel his sin." (Micah 3:8)
Judah’s leadership was corrupt. Civil and religious leaders alike were “in it for the money,” as they looked out only for themselves. This could have been a time of great discouragement, but Micah saw it as an opportunity to take a bold stand for the Lord.
In one of the most remarkable contrasts in the entire book, Micah began verse 8 by stating, “But truly I am. . . .” Others may have thrown in the towel, but Micah stood firm. He was filled with God’s “power” that came from the “Spirit of the Lord.” He was also filled with “justice and might.” Turning to Judah’s leaders, he boldly spoke of their sin and judgment. The leaders, the priests, and the prophets had all perverted what was right for material gain. As a result of their corrupt leadership, Jerusalem would “become a heap of ruins” (v. 12).
Thus, unlike the silenced false prophets (vv. 5–7), Micah was divinely empowered (see 1 Cor. 2:13). It was the Lord’s Spirit that empowered him to stand up to his generation and boldly point out their sins.
Micah’s willingness to stand for what was right changed an entire generation. God held back His judgment because a nation repented in response to Micah’s words and deeds. Remember, one person can make all the difference! Are you willing to be filled with God’s Spirit and be a spokesman for God?
"Knowing this first that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit." (2 Peter 1:20-21)