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Judges, Politicians, and Televangelists! Oh My!

Ancient Judah had a corruption problem. In Micah 3:9-12 (read it), Judah's leaders are charged with despising justice, empowering themselves through violence, and lying for money. In all this, it was the poor who were most oppressed. Because of their corruption, Jerusalem was going to fall, the Temple was going to be overgrown with weeds, and the nations would bring disaster upon Judah.  Still, Judah's leaders were complacent. They said, "Is not the LORD in the midst of us? No disaster shall come upon us." They were beyond punishment.
Similarly, we have judges and politicians today who corrupt justice, empower themselves through malicious practices, and lie to the people. Religiously, we have televangelists who will "prophecy" about good fortunes coming to people as long as their weekly tithe comes in. We know corruption when we see it, but railing against corruption will not end it. Sometimes, only telling what we are against can do more damage to the ima…

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