Text: Micah 6-7; Isaiah 41
Today’s reading includes one of those gemstones that makes God’s instructions for our life as His children clear, simple and brief. Micah 6:8 says:
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?
Three simple instructions for us all:
- “To do justice” is to measure and choose every step of the walk of our own lives against God’s perfect Law. Said another way, “Always live on the right side of God’s definition of right and wrong.” So, do I do that?
- “To love kindness” is to see the failings of others through the lens of affection and mercy. Said another way, “Forgive others when they break God’s rules.” So, do I do that?
- “To walk humbly with [our] God” means to know He is Lord and I am not, and to stay close to Him in prayer and in thought. Said another way, “Live a life of prayer and submission, close to the Lord in everything.” So, do I do that?
Micah 6:8 is worthy of memorization. We have two reflection days ahead to do just that.
in Him, Mike