Read Micah 2
Focus on verse 1-3
In the wake of the recent Brexit surprise, the globalists are scratching their heads wondering how they let this one get away. The polls were predicting a win for the remain supporters by enough of a margin to garner confidence that the Brits would vote to remain in the EU. To their dismay the Brexit vote won and time alone will tell what the consequences will be.
To the elite globalist politicians this is a major set-back, to the majority who support the idea, it is another step toward freedom and liberty from globalist manipulation.
In today’s reading Micah writes,
Woe to those who devise wickedness and work evil on their beds! When the morning dawns, they perform it, because it is in the power of their hand. They covet fields and seize them, and houses, and take them away; they oppress a man and his house, a man and his inheritance. Therefore thus says the Lord: behold, against this family I am devising disaster, from which you cannot remove you necks, and you shall not walk haughtily, for it will be a time of disaster. (v. 1-3)
This is a warning to corrupt leaders who were abusing the people they had been appointed to lead. God does not look kindly on leaders who abuse their power. While He does seem to allow them to choose that course for a time, if they do not change their ways and persist in their wickedness, they set themselves up for disaster.
There are several things of which we can be sure.
- The truth has a way of exposing what is false – always! Perhaps not immediately, but eventually, every time.
- Evil tends to be self-destructive by nature. There is no honor among thieves, in time they begin to steal from each other.
- No matter how out of control things may appear to us, God has not lost control. He never loses control, and is not in the least bit concerned about the future. He already knows exactly what our choices will be even if we do not.
These things may seem trivial to those who choose not to believe that God is in control, but it does not change the truth. Truth remains truth despite our efforts to convince ourselves to believe something other than truth. In the end truth will win. Exactly what that will look like I do not know; God has not revealed all the details of how He will allow things to play out. This is why it requires faith on our part to trust that He has best interests of all people in mind. He loves even those who reject Him, and it is because He loves them that He allows them to choose to reject Him. When we make that choice it often results in painful consequences for ourselves as well as others around us. He even allows us to blame Him for these catastrophes that we cause with our poor choices, and He is always ready and waiting for us to repent and return to walk in obedience with Him.