He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8 NKJV
This verse of scripture is not difficult to understand. It does not take a Pastor Priest or Theologian to reveal the great mystery found in it.
God reveals what is good in the bible. The Lord wants us to embrace justice in all we do. He wants us to love mercy. God expects us to walk humbly with Jesus today.
Most people want justice to prevail. We all want to be treated mercifully. The Lord expects us to treat other people justly. There are times when Jesus expects us to surrender our right to receive justice.
Jesus does not want us to get angry and retaliate when people treat us unjustly. The Lord wants us to forgive people when they are not merciful towards us. Jesus expects us to humble ourselves just as He did when He was denied justice and mercy at the cross!
We must put on the mind of Christ to obey this verse of scripture. We must be filled with the Spirit of God to live as Jesus would have us live today.
When I am distracted by the affairs of the world I remember Jesus has shown me what is good. When my emotions war against my desire to serve Jesus I remember what He requires of me. When the world steals the sweetness of my relationship with Jesus I remember that He is a just, merciful and loving God!
It takes faith to walk humbly with Jesus!
When my faith is weak I remember that we were created in the image and likeness of Almighty God. We can act justly just as Jesus does. We can love mercy just as Jesus does. We can walk humbly with Jesus today because He walked in humility among us!
Remember the Lord. Jesus loves you. His desires for you surpass the passing pleasures of sin.
Remember, all things that glitter are not gold. Remind yourself that one day in the house of the Lord is better than ten thousand elsewhere!
Act justly today. Love mercy today. Walk humbly with your God by faith in Jesus Christ every day!
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