Micah 3:1 “And I said: Hear, you heads of Jacob and rulers of the house of Israel! Is it not for you to know justice?—“
This is a basic theme of the prophets. At the root of Jacob and Israel’s disobedience was their failure to do the right thing concerning others. Selfishness, greed, you name it, the leaders of the people were all for themselves. Naturally, it leaked down to the next level of leaders. Any sense of brotherhood appeared lost. Over and over they had been warned by God about their despicable behavior. For real, the rich grew richer and the poor became impoverish and the rulers cared not at all.
God said they were tearing the skin off of the people and the very flesh from their bones. These terrible leaders were viewed by God as cannibals. He saw them chopping the poor up and throwing their flesh in a cauldron. Can you think of a worse picture? No wonder God was past angry with them. God sets them up for destruction and in the sense of fair judgment that seems the right call.
Thankfully, that destruction would not last forever because God would send His only Son to rescue them and change the landscape forever.
Task for Today: Today, as we deal with others in our day to day business activities, and today as we interact with God’s people we must ask ourselves are we helpers are hinderers. Do we feed or eat? By the end of the day, if God blesses according to our actions, will the world be better or worse because of us?