What does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. – Micah 6:8
In an attempt to convince the people of Israel that God didn’t love them for their wealth or how many sacrifices they made, Micah presented an imaginary conversation between the people and God. They had learned that the way to show respect to God was to offer year-old calves, thousands of rams, ten thousand rivers of olive oil, or their firstborn child. As The Message says, it’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor, be compassionate and loyal in your love, and don’t take yourself too seriously – take God seriously. God has made it clear what he asks of us, and it doesn’t come from compliance to rules – it comes from your heart. Do you seek to do what you know is right? Do you love others like God loves you? Do you depend on God rather than your own abilities?
Game Plan: Think about what it means to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God. Is your life guided by these principles, or adherence to the world’s rules?