Pastor Tim Romero
2 minutes reading time (319 words)
Micah 6:8 (ESV): "8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?"
To all who are wondering what God desires you to do: He requires just three things of you...to do justly, love kindness and walk humbly. You will be in the center of His will if you walk in these ways!
Micah brings the people of Judah and Israel to trial and calls them to the witness stand. All they do is make excuses about why they have abandoned God's ways. It's as if they said, "just tell us what you require of us" like it was some secret. God responds by saying do justly, literally act in just and fair ways...love kindness, not just act kindly but love it...and finally, to walk humbly, to maintain an accurate view of oneself in light of who He is. These are what He requires!
Like Judah and Israel, so many are confused about what God requires of them. He has made it simple here, by defining three characteristics that will keep us in the center of His will. To do justly, to love kindness, to walk humbly...these are character issues, God is saying if we have the right character we will fulfill His will for our lives. He has shown us and He requires this of us. The search is over, God has spoken, now apply His Word to your life, amen?
Father, we thank You for making the Christian life doable in the Spirit. We know your requirements cannot be accomplished in the flesh so help us to yield ourselves to Your Spirit that we might walk in the ways you require so that we can be in the middle of Your will we pray in Jesus' name, amen.