He has showed you, O man, what is good.
And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
This is one of my absolute favorite Bible verses. It puts life into perspective for me. Sometimes I over-complicate things when it comes to my walk with Jesus, but this verse is kind of my road map. When I start to feel overwhelmed or get bogged down thinking I have to do this and that to earn God’s favor I remember that what the Lord requires of me is pretty simple. Not necessarily easy; but simple.
Micah 6 is a tough chapter. God is talking to the people of Israel. His people. And he’s giving them a pretty sever “Come to Jesus” speech. (That’s what we called it in my house growing up. If you got in trouble, you’d get a “Come to Jesus” talk from Mom or Dad…or both.) Here’s how I interpret Micah 6: God is saying, “I’ve got something to say, and you’re going to listen. What’s the deal with you people? I’ve done so much for all of you — I brought you out of Egypt, saved you from slavery, sent Moses to lead you, and you’ve responded by being ungrateful brats. So what do you have to say for yourselves? What are you going to do to make this right? Give me a calf? Or your firstborn?”
Then comes verse 8: “He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
That’s it. That’s all he requires. We can’t earn his favor anyway. That’s what is so amazing about my God!
I thought it would be fun to have a reminder of this verse, so I made you some prints! It’s already hanging in Kingston’s room, and I love seeing it everyday. Scroll on down if you want to download the prints. They’re 8×10 and would look so cool hanging in a series don’t you think?!
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Have a great Wednesday!!!