Micah 7:19 “He will again have compassion on us, He will tread our iniquities under foot. Yes, You will cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.”
Sit and meditate on this verse. What is Holy Spirit speaking to you?
We, without Christ’s righteousness, are so sinful and unworthy of the compassion of the Lord. Our iniquities (immoral and grossly unfair behavior) toward God should make such a Holy perfect Lord turn us away, but His mercy is greater. His forgiveness runs deep. Jesus’ purpose of rising from the dead was to rise above our death-causing natures because we never could have done it ourselves. He had to defeat Satan because we are powerless to defeat sin. Without Him rising we couldn't have measured up to a righteous God and couldn't make it to His presence. The only way to the Father is through Jesus, the perfect one.
Micah 7:19 literally says that the Lord will tread our iniquities. The meaning of tread is to crush under the foot; to trample in contempt or hatred, or to subdue. Visualize the Lord coming down into our mess and taking our immoral and grossly unfair behavior toward Him and treading it underfoot for us so we can have victory. I imagine the lord subduing Satan and our spiritual dragons that have us trapped in sin and darkness. “God is fighting for us, pushing back the darkness, lighting up the kingdom that cannot be shaken…” a great song called In Jesus' Name by Darlene Zschech.
When Jesus pushes back the darkness he rescues us from our past and brings us into His light and peace. Romans 16:20 says “The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.” Have you noticed that Satan will be crushed under your feet, but it isn’t you who does it? It’s Jesus from start to finish of the redemption story of our lives. Lord, let us never forget it’s all about you and not about us. We submit to you so your light and peace can shine on us.
Jesus has rescued us out of darkness and into His marvelous light ref. 1 Peter 2:9. Call on the Lord today for the new mercy he wants to give you. Lamentations 3:22-23 “The Lord’s loving kindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.” Thank you Lord for talking us out of our messes by your great compassion! Take us and make us into who you want us to be. We love you Lord!