Jonah reminds us that the chief characteristic of redeemed people is not that they never sin but that they are ready to repent of their sin when they are reminded of God's grace. The prophet Micah lived several generations later than Jonah. God called Jonah to cry out to the wicked idolaters in Nineveh but he called Micah to cry out against the wicked sinners of Jerusalem! Jonah wrestled against God's gospel message for pagan unbelievers, yet Micah was broken-hearted in his fervent desire forJerusalem to repent and believe. If Jonah connects us to our mission to the world, Micah informs our challenges with today's Church.
About The Reformed Expository Commentary Series:
The Reformed Expository Commentary focuses on the English rendering of the biblical text, and thus does not address concerns of the original language nor academic technicalities. Rather, proceeding section-by-section it focuses on the narrative flow of the biblical book, while drawing out significant points or theological emphases in the text, and then applies them to the daily life of the Christian.
br/>The various points addressed range between historical events taking place within a books narrative, or upon significant doctrinal statements that are made. The application or 'guidance' section as the series calls it rounds out each of the particular emphases from the text making it a complete expository volume. Each commentary approaches the text from a Reformed theological perspective, and can be used profitably for either study or devotion.
Scripture: Inerrant & Revealed
Theology: Traditional/Conservative Reformed
Wider Tradition: Protestant/Evangelical
Uses: Scripture Study, General Reading, Devotional