Sometimes it takes just a few words from the Bible to set us straight on our path once again. Micah 6:8 is one of those Bible verses.
It’s a verse that is straight to the point. God doesn’t say in one hundred words what he can say in ten. The command is clear and is for all of us; act justly, love mercy, walk humbly with your God.
God wants us to have a moral and ethical code, which consists of more than ‘ticking all the religious sacrificial boxes’ as the Israelites were trying to do. He wants us to act justly by being fair to others, by treating them with the love they deserve and by doing the right thing by them. Learn to do what is good. Seek justice. Correct the oppressor. Defend the rights of the fatherless. Plead the widow’s cause. (Isaiah 1:17)
He wants us to show mercy and be compassionate to those we meet, especially to those who don’t really deserve it. “Which of these three do you think proved to be a neighbour to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?” “The one who showed mercy to him,” he said. Then Jesus told him, “Go and do the same.” (Luke 10:36–37)
He wants us to walk along side him, humbly putting our trust in his promises and will. He mocks those who mock, but gives grace to the humble.(Proverbs 3:34)
This text is going up on the pantry door. It will be a good reminder when we are a bit frazzled, running on empty and needing some nudging back into the right direction.
(Printable Version will be here when I get on top of the errors that keep occurring on my page!! arrggghhhh! Sorry! )