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? Micah 6:8 ESV.
The Jewish religious leaders of Jesus’ time lived by a code of some 616 statutes which they believed God expected them to perform. Like most religious people throughout history, they believed more was better than less.
In the book of Micah, the question was asked and answered. What good does God expect from us in our daily walk? The answer wasn’t 600 plus but threefold: do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God.
Imagine if our culture today simply lived by these three principles.
What if instead of closing our eyes to the infirmities around us, we exposed them and corrected them? Not through violence, but with kindness and humility.
What if instead of belittling others through social media who don’t live up to our standard of excellence, we humbly in love point them toward a better solution.
What if instead of jumping to a conclusion before one hears both sides of the story, we judicially gather all the facts first before speaking about it from a platform of love.
What if instead of boasting about the self, we humbly acknowledge our existence is dependent on a God who allows us to breathe air, play in His sandbox (earth), and share His gifts with others.
What if instead of supporting the status quo of those who claim to be rich, famous, or powerful, we express the rights of the downtrodden, homeless, and immigrant.
What if instead of being angry with the customer service representative who is there to help resolve your problem, we practice a little kindness.
What if instead of treating others from our standard of righteousness, we allow God to discipline and reward justice as He knows what is best.
What if instead of being the macho man of the house, we treat our family the way God treats us – with love, mercy, and a whole lot of grace.
In other words, let’s do good with less us and more Him.
Rooting For You in Christ!
Executive Director & Founder
Marketplace Bible Institute
& Resource Center, Inc
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