The day of your watchmen, of your punishment, has come;
now their confusion is at hand.
Put no trust in a neighbour;
have no confidence in a friend;
guard the doors of your mouth
from her who lies in your arms;
for the son treats the father with contempt,
the daughter rises up against her mother,
the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;
a man’s enemies are the men of his own house.
But as for me, I will look to the LORD;
I will wait for the God of my salvation;
my God will hear me.
Comment: In times of great stress, as we have seen with the recent pandemic, normal living relationships have been ruined. Thus we have seen significant rises in divorce, mental breakdown, suicide, rates. Micah asks ‘who can one trust?’ And he then reaffirms that he will stay waiting for and be faithful to his God. It couldn’t have been easy for him, but he had found the real answer to the situation!
Prayer: Help me to find Micah’s answer for myself, O my God.