Micah starts off with another breach of covenant lawsuit, with Yahweh acting as chief witness. Things do not look good for Israel and Judah.
Samaria and Jerusalem will be laid waste, because the evil in Israel has infected Judah as well.
Once again the people of God have been metaphorically selling their body to support their idol addiction.
God is still not happy with wealthy and powerful people who take others’ property. It’s a lot like how people criticize foreclosures by big banks that helped cause the American financial crisis, except Micah isn’t wearing a Guy Fawkes mask.
Prophetic word games department: Micah says that taking other people’s land robs them of their heritage. (2:2) At the end of the book, Micah describes God’s covenant people as God’s heritage. (7:18) Ancient scholars noticed stuff like this when they were burning the midnight oil …
Micah says these people are so drunk with power that they would be happy to hear a career prophet say, “I will preach to you of wine and strong drink.” (2:11) This could very well be the first prophetic prediction of Superbowl commercials.
God promises to break up this little cabal and re-unite the virtuous remnant of Israel and Judah in one nation. Give Micah dreadlocks and he’s the ancient Israelite Bob Marley.