Micah laments that Israel’s justice system is broken. What specifically does he see that makes him feel empty?
The story of Jezebel, King Ahab’s wife, from 1 Kings is an example of the abuse of the “court” system to get what she wants. Using her husband’s seal, she directs the elders of the community (the judges) to call a sacred assembly, have two witnesses testify that Naboth has cursed God and the King, and then stone Naboth. What are the power dynamics at work in this example of a justice system gone bad? Where have you seen people with power “work the system” to get what they want?
How does this story make you feel? What do you specifically see in our justice system that makes you feel sick to your stomach?