He has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. - Micah 6:8 NIV
God has called us to act justly—not to ask for justice. Justice is a big word now. People say they want justice. But do we really want justice? Think about it.... Justice is getting what we deserve. I know I don’t want what I deserve. I want, I need, mercy. That is why God says to act justly. Treat others the way you want to be treated, the Golden Rule.
Yes, I should act justly, but love mercy. This I can wholeheartedly agree with. I need an abundance of God’s mercy, which is why I should walk humbly. I know I can’t do things on my own. I always need God’s help. As I remember and live out this knowledge of always needing God, I will walk humbly.
God is amazing. He tells us what He desires: “To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” This is what He requires, and it is good.
Lord, may I act justly today. Help me to love and serve others just as Jesus did. Help me to love mercy, love it enough to bestow it, as well as receive it. Help me to continually look to You for Your mercy and help. Help me to not forget that I always, in every situation, need You. As You remember my need, help me to be humble. Let me live my life with You today.
Oakridge Community Church
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