Micah 6:8, “ He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?”
Here, we have a question asked about what the Lord requires from us. This verse gives us an outline by which we are to live our life.
The first thing we are to do it to live justly. The word just is defined as, “based on or behaving according to what is morally right and fair.” We ought to live a moral life. Too many people today live a life that lacks morals. What seems like common sense to a Christian seems out of this world to others. Regardless of the world’s philosophy, we ought to live with morals based on God’s Word.
Secondly, we are to love mercy. Mercy is something that many want, but those same people oftentimes do not give it. They want mercy when they wrong someone, but they want the worst for someone they wrongs them. The verse states that we are to love mercy. God will reward people according to their actions, but it is our job to forgive and move on.
Lastly, we are to walk humbly with God. It was said last night in church that we run to God because we do not walk with Him. If we are walking with God, He will be there to help us in our everyday lives. We walk with God by reading His Word and talking with Him through prayer. As the new year is upon us, let us make it a goal that we will walk with God each and every day. It may seem like a tall task, but it is easily accomplished with just one day at a time.
This verse gives the recipe for a successful life. If we do these three things, we can trust that God will be pleased with us.