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Pictures from Micah: Jesus

Of course, Jesus is THE theme throughout the entire book of Micah.  But as you read carefully, a beautiful picture of our Savior is revealed.  There are some places where the imagery and prophetic vision of Jesus just scintillates.  

This image of Jesus spans chapters 4 and 5.  The first glimpse appears in chapter 4 and verse 2b.

For out of Zion the law shall go forth,
And the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

This is a parallelism, a common type of Hebrew poetry.  Both parts of the verse refer to the same thing.  The apostle John identifies the “word” for us:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.  And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, . . . .             John 1:1, Revelation 19:13, and John 1:14                                                                                         

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