THIS SUNDAY SCHOOL OVERVIEW FEATURES HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LESSON EACH WEEK. BIBLICAL TRANSLATIONS WILL VARY, BUT THE MAIN RESOURCE WILL BE THE TOWNSEND PRESS SUNDAY SCHOOL COMMENTARY, 99th EDITION. THIS FEATURE IS DESIGNED TO BE OF HELP TO THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND THEIR LOCAL CHURCH AND/OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.
LESSON TITLE: CORRUPT LEADERS
Adult/Young Adult Topic: DOING JUSTICE
Printed Text: MICAH 3:1-2, 9-12; 6:6-8
KEY VERSE: MICAH 6:8 (NIV) He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 99th Edition, 2019-2020
UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE: Leaders often struggle with expectations of being examples of justice. How can leaders become models of justice worthy of emulation? Micah confronted the leaders of Israel for their failure to pursue justice and suggested that demonstrating justice should be the basis of their lives.
CONCLUDING REFLECTION: Throughout Micah there is a constant tension between justice and mercy. God is a righteous God and will not tolerate evil. Punishment is inevitable if sinful behavior persists. God cannot abandon His own standards of justice.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, we know you require of us that we do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with you each day of our lives. Keep ever before us that justice is an attribute of your being and, therefore, is required of those who love and believe in your holy name. Teach us your way of loving, doing, and being in the world. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.