Micah ends the prophesy with some of the most hopeful language of the entire Old Testament, when he says,
over the transgression of the remnant of His heritage?
He does not retain His anger forever, because He
delights in mercy. He will again have compassion on us, and
will subdue our iniquities. You will cast all our
sins into the depths of the sea. You will give truth
to Jacob and mercy to Abraham which You have sworn
to our fathers from days of old" (7:18-20).
God is unique, according to Micah, because of many basic, important qualities:
- Ability and willingness to forgive (18)
- A mercy which mitigates His holy anger (18).
- A compassion that subdues iniquities (19).
- The giver of truth (20).
- The One who keeps His promises (20).