Verse – Micah 7:1-3
What misery is mine! I am like one who gathers summer fruit at the gleaning of the vineyard; there is no cluster of grapes to eat, none of the early figs that I crave. The faithful have been swept from the land; not one upright person remains. Everyone lies in wait to shed blood; they hunt each other with nets. Both hands are skilled in doing evil; the ruler demands gifts, the judge accepts bribes, the powerful dictate what they desire— they all conspire together.
Reflection – Micah 7:1-3 – This World is Not Our Home
This is a perfect example of the world we live in now. Faithful people are disgraced and left to rot. Good people die young. The rich conspire together and the poor get nowhere in life. The rich can bribe their way out of trouble and there is no one to speak for the poor. This is the way of the world now.
Christians have a responsibility to teach others about God and the special place he has prepared for his children. If we accept Christ as the Son of God and our personal savior we will not care for this world or its ways but we will rather set our hearts on the things of the spirit and the kingdom.
Our spiritual home has no evil people, no judges to be bribed and there is no poverty. Let us leave this world behind and look forward to a home that cannot be destroyed.
Everything on earth will pass away but the word of God will remain forever. Do not be dismayed or afraid because the God we serve is Lord over the Universe. He will restore our souls and give us rest from this world.
I will build my home in the Lord and I will not be swayed by the things of this world.
Thank you for being my God
Thank you for your guidance and protection
Help me stay strong in you
Protect me from the hands of evil people
Be my lawyer when I fall into trouble
Let my faith never be shaken
and let my life reflect your goodness and mercy