“All this is because of the transgression of Jacob and the sins of the house of Israel. What is the transgression of Jacob? Is it not [the idol worship of] Samaria? And what are the high places [of idolatry] in Judah? Are they not Jerusalem?” Micah 1:5 ->me: As you can see I have moved on to Micah. I was going to read Hosea but when I read through the first couple of chapters I felt that Micah might be a better place to drop with the current situations of this world and my own struggles. Micah was alive during the time of Isaiah and around to see the events of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah; kings of Judah. Here in the first 7 verses Micah is talking about how humans are so comfortable to go about their business separate from God while He is up in heaven. However, when He comes down to ‘tread’ on the hilltops and high places it says that “the valleys will be cleft like wax before a fire” and “like waters poured down a steep place”. This is what Lord can and will do in time. Why am I so quick to forget about God while I am immersed in my duties at work? Why do I forget about Him when I am having the time of my life focused in a hobby? Why? Because I surround myself with these idols…that is what they are when they cause me to operate separate of Him. There is nothing wrong with either of these things on their own; it is the condition of my heart while engaged in them. What I need to realize is that my job and hobbies become even more satisfying when God is at the center of what I do…in all that I do.