Friday, October 21, 2016

What Does the Lord Require of You?

He has told you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justice, and to love mercy,
And walk humbly with your God (Micah 6:8 ESV)

We can often look at our lives and try to figure out what we need to change or do to become more like Christ. God gave the Israelites three things they can do that are good in the eyes of God. The same apply to us. This is God's will for our lives.

Do Justice: Our good God is just God and requires from us that we do continue to do justice. “learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause. (Isaiah 1:17 ESV)

Love Kindness: The good Samaritan man loved kindness and that was the reason he helped his enemy a Jew man who was wounded by the thieves. (Luke 10:29-37). Jesus told to the crowd that the consequences of not having mercy on others (Matthew 18:23-33). We must love kindness and mercy because our good God is merciful!

Walk Humbly: We should not make God walk with us, but we should walk with him. Where God stops we must stop. “Do two walk together, unless they have agreed to meet? (Amos 3:3 ESV) This is the secret of walking with God. To agree with Him, means walking in rhythm with Him.

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