Jonah & Micah (Reformed Expository Commentary)
Phillips, Richard D.
“Much more than just insightful comments on Scripture, these are true expositions of the prophetic words speaking with prophetic power. Each of theses expositions takes us into the very heart of grace. In Jonah, Phillips shows that the great challenge is not simply to believe the gospel of grace, but to live it in reaching out to the lost. In Micah, we are presented with the mystery of great divine judgment against his people’s sin and the astounding grace of a God who pardons our sins and casts them into the depths of the sea.”See All
Mark E. Ross
Associate Dean and First Presbyterian Church John R. de Witt Chair of Systematic Theology, Erskine Theological Seminary, Due West, South Carolina, and Director of the Institute for Reformed Worship
“Richard Phillips integrates sound exegesis, theological orthodoxy, and practical application in this volume. Focusing on grace, without losing a sense of God’s righteousness, he illuminates the familiar story of Jonah an the lesser–known message of Micah. Expositors of Micah will be particularly pleased to find this sadly neglected prophet expounded in depth.”See All
Paul R. House
Associate Dean and Professor of Divinity, Old Testament, Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
“Rick Phillips is a uniquely gifted expositor, blessed with an astute mind for opening the biblical text. His skills are obvious in explaining the God-intended meaning of Scripture and showing its life–changing relevance. Distinctly reformed and exegetically sound, this commentary is an invaluable treasure house of what you need to understand the biblical passages of the prophets Jonah and Micah. If you are a preacher, teacher, or an interested reader of Scripture, this book is a must read.”See All
Steven J. Lawson
Senior Pastor, Christ Fellowship Baptist Church, Alabama
Source: Sermon Audio
Jonah is a figure of such contemporary features that he could walk out of one of our churches. Moreover, Jonah reminds us that the chief characteristic of redeemed people is not that they never sin, for sadly we still do, but that they are ready to repent of their sin when reminded of God’s grace.
The prophet Micah lived several generations later than Jonah. Whereas God called Jonah to cry out to the wicked idolaters in Nineveh, he called Micah to cry out against the wicked sinners of Jerusalem. Unlike the earlier prophet, who wrestled against God’s gospel message for pagan unbelievers, Micah was brokenhearted in his fervent desire for Jerusalem to repent and believe.