HEAR what the Lord has said
LISTEN. GOD IS SPEAKING
Godly leadership is vital to the health of the people
The sins of the leaders are obvious
Judgment on the leadership
Rebuking the political and religious leadership
Corrupt Civil Leaders – vv. 1-4
You should KNOW justice?
Loving evil and hating good
Rather than shepherding the people… the were attacking like wolves and animals.
ONE DAY… they will cry out. IT WILL BE TOO LATE
Because of their evil deeds.
What we do indicates who we are
Corrupt Prophets – vv. 5-8
Lead people astray
Should be leading people to truth.
Peace when taken care of
War when not given what wanted
One day… their darkness will be revealed.
God will not speak
Micah the true prophet – v. 8
Filled with the Spirit of God
Power, justice, might
Declare transgressions and sin
Corrupt Leaders in general – vv. 9-12
All the leadership for the people
Distorting the truth
Murdering the innocent
All for personal gain
Rulers, Priests, Prophets
CLAIMING TO SERVE THE LORD… WHICH IS A LIE
Any theology that makes it easy for us to sin is not biblical theology (Warren Wiersbe)
No disaster shall come upon us (GOD IS GOOD WITH US)
Judgment is coming
Plowed as a field.
Heap of ruins.
AND IT DID
722 and 586