What Does the Lord Require of Thee
October 29, 2020
Micah 6:8 (NKJV)
8 “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?”
There is a discipline that the Lord has presented to us, His Body, who live in this earth. If you are His disciple, you will learn to be like Him, talk like Him, and to act like Him. What does the Lord require of you? It’s not as hard as you may think if you just follow the instructions written for you.
It simply says what the Lord requires of you. The first step is to do JUSTLY. Then step two is LOVE MERCY. -- My friend, Mercy, is lying in the hospital with Covid 19. They say that she has the worst case in Tulsa. Every time I hear the word "mercy" I stop and give thanks to God for healing Mercy in Jesus' name. -- Step three is to WALK HUMBLY with your God?
"Justly:" Let me say this if I may, God’s justice isn't only about punishment—it's about fairness. Learning to do justly is about learning to see the world with God’s sense of impartiality.
"Mercy:" (Thank You, Father, for healing Mercy) As followers of Jesus, the mercy God has extended to us should move our hearts to act mercifully.
"Walking humbly with our God?": Did you notice that that verse ends with a question mark? His desire is that His children should be like Him, have the same mind, the same thoughts, and the same life. Are we becoming more like Him, or are we walking after our own desires?
Father, I want to be more like You. As I study Your Word it brings pictures to my mind that help me to grasp the idea that you sent your Son Jesus to give us a living illustration on how to conduct our lives while we wait for our transformation to be completed. Thank You, Father for Your mercy (and for my Friend Mercy’s healing). In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
Blessings on the journey, and remember that the best is yet to come.