A family member, discussing a distant relative, said, “He’s getting on in the world.” From her chair, Grandmother asked, “Which world?”
Therefore I will look unto the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.
“Therefore” looks back to Micah’s complaint, found in the preceding verses. It was an evil time. Micah found no good man about him. Men in authority worked in collusion to do evil. No confidence could be put in people, even in one’s family. It reads like the morning newspaper!
But Micah was not left without an alternative. He looked unto the Lord. It is a fine thing when a man in high and holy disgust and distrust of the world around him turns to the world above him. Tired of all else, he thirsts for the living God in a dry and thirsty land where no water is.
O, Thou who changest not, abide with me!
When we grow sick of earth and all it has to offer, we are in good shape to look up. And as some saint has said, “We must get into us more of that which is above us or we shall give way to that which is around us.”