Saturday, January 7, 2012
Verse for Today - Micah 6:8 (click to read mini-blog)
" 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? "
Read all of Micah 6
As a person comes to faith and becomes aware of what it means to be a Christian and live out the Christian faith, they often ask the question answered by the Prophet Micah in this verse. What does God want from us? Why would he call us out spiritual death and darkness into His spiritual Light?
The ultimate answer to these questions is stated by saying "for this glory." God has chosen to reveal his justice and mercy by condemnation and salvation. The why's and wherefore's on this level are hidden in the secret counsels and will of God. However, these questions can also be answered more directly in terms of how should we respond to God for the act of His grace whereby we go from being children of wrath, to the children of God.
This is where Micah 6:8 is helpful. How should we act and live in God's world? How can we show our thankfulness to God for his Grace?
1. Live justly. Be fair and kind. If you know the right thing to do, do it. You will never regret honoring God with your good conduct.
2. Love Mercy. Be gracious and to forgiving. Remember others have weaknesses just like you. Don't hold others to a higher standard than you hold yourself.
3. Walk Humbly with your God. Recognize your place before Him. He has given His only Son to pay the price of your redemption. The least you can do is thank Hhim and show this thankfulness with your time, prayer and worship.