“For her wound is incurable, and it has come to Judah; it has reached to the gate of my people, to Jerusalem” (Micah 1.9 ESV).
Micah lived during a time in which Judah had not yet been totally annihilated by Babylon. But there was a sickness of sin in Judah that had festered so long that it finally made its way to the heart of Judah, which was Jerusalem where God’s Holy Temple was located. God wanted to heal Judah of its sin, but the people denied their sickness for so long that the wound they carried became incurable. The sickness spread to the point where God finally needed to cut the sin right out of the people, but it was so widespread that the entire nation of Israel was destroyed besides a small remnant. God wants to heal us of our sickness of sin, but if we keep pushing His hand away, the sin continues to corrupt us and make us sicker. If we ignore God’s spiritual work in our lives, we will get to the point that our situation becomes incurable. We will have hit rock bottom, so God can cut away the corrupted areas of our lives. Let us not harden our hearts to the healing work of the Holy Spirit. Let us not get to that point in our walks of faith that decaying areas of our lives have to be completely cut off. God wants to heal us, but we have to let Him do His mighty work in our lives.
“Blessed is the one whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty. For he wounds, but he also binds up; he injures, but his hands also heal” (Job 5.17-18 NIV).