Prayer- Lord, Open our hearts and open our minds and help us learn. Go-Fight-Win. Amen.
Micah 2:1-5 (New International Version, ©2011)Micah 2
Human Plans and God’s Plans1 Woe to those who plan iniquity,
to those who plot evil on their beds!
At morning’s light they carry it out
because it is in their power to do it.
2 They covet fields and seize them,
and houses, and take them.
They defraud people of their homes,
they rob them of their inheritance.
3 Therefore, the LORD says:
"I am planning disaster against this people,
from which you cannot save yourselves.
You will no longer walk proudly,
for it will be a time of calamity.
4 In that day people will ridicule you;
they will taunt you with this mournful song:
‘We are utterly ruined;
my people’s possession is divided up.
He takes it from me!
He assigns our fields to traitors.’"
5 Therefore you will have no one in the assembly of the LORD
to divide the land by lot.
Micah is utterly disgusted with the behavior of his people. Because of their "uncleanness" they are going to have problems from God. How are they unclean? Vs. 2 is specific. The political and religious leaders are literally stealing land, inheritances and anything else they want. In vs. 5 Micah points out that they will not have title for their property before God. (Gulp!)
1. How are they people being wicked?
2. What does God think about these actions?
3. What will his judgement be?
Prayer- Lord, help us examine our lives to see if we have been "Unclean." If, so, help us make things right with anyone we have wronged. Go-Fight-Win. Amen.