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  ©Wendell Griffen, 2022 June 10, 2022 The first verse of the second chapter of Micah in the Hebrew (Old) Testament reads: Alas for those who devise wickedness and evil deeds on their beds! When the morning dawns, they perform it, because it is in their power.   Professor, preacher, and activist Allan Boesak provided a clear description of the abusive power machinations exposed by Micah in the following excerpt from his 2015 book, Kairos, Crisis, and Global Apartheid: The Challenge to Prophetic Resistance : [1]   Micah teaches us that prophetic judgment is not emotional ranting and raving. He is meticulous as he lists the evil that those who oppress the poor “love.” They “devise wickedness and evil deeds in their beds,” that is they think of nothing else all night long, and when morning dawns, “they perform it.”  This should give us pause. First, Micah offers sober insight into the human psyche:  unlike animals reacting on instincts for self-preservation and survival, humans