hat must it mean for people to "do evil with both hands earnestly (vs. 3)? Obviously, it can't be good. Regardless of what the best definition of that phrase is, many of us can actually look back at times in our lives when we were most definitely doing evil earnestly, with both hands. Here is the good news though, "Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound (Romans 5:20). In fact, in this same chapter where we read of Israel sinning vigorously, we also read about the wonderful counterbalance of God's amazing grace (consider vs. 18-19).
Micah looked around for pious men, but he found none (vs. 2, compare to Ecclesiastes 7:27-29). Even the best samples weren't any good (vs. 4). Evidently, he couldn't even find a worthy Jew among his own friends & family members (vs. 6). So, what is one to do in a situation like Micah's? Consider the words of David in Psalm 142:4-5. David's plight was bit more personal perhaps than Micah's, but the solution was the same. Both men looked to the Lord (vs. 7). There’s no better person to look to then God, & no more reliable promises than His. Put confidence in men & be disappointed, but trust in God will bring reward (Psalms 118:8).