It Shall Be Night to You, Without Vision

This meditation is based on a passage for October 19, 2010 in the Daily Lectionary Year 2 from the Book of Common Worship for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (1993).

Text: Micah 3:1-8

Reflection and Question: The prophet Micah holds nothing back in his judgment against the powers that be in his world. First he takes on the judges with a charge that they act like cannibals and an utter certainty that God will turn away from them in due time. Then Micah tears into the other prophets of his time who, he says, cry “Peace” for those who pay them and declare war on those who do not. Neither of these kinds of leaders speaks, as Micah does, “with justice and might.” And so God deserts them and leaves them in darkness. When have you challenged leaders as Micah does here?

Prayer: Eternal God, our only Judge, Micah, declared to Israel his sin. His words about the judges and prophets of his time ring true for our leaders and our selves today. Save us from disgrace and darkness. Inspire justice in our actions, we pray. Amen.