Micah lived in a small town in southern Judah, which may have explained his familiar tone in writing and his compassion for the less fortunate. His message was to both Israel and Judah and alternates between warnings of coming judgments and promises of future redemption. Chapters 1-3 Micah declares judgments against Israel (Samaria) and Judah (Jerusalem). Chapters 4-7 Micah prophesies of the latter-day gathering and redemption of the house of Israel. However, the one vital point made in the book of Micah is his remarkable prophesy of the birth of the Messiah.