One of my favorite verses is Micah 6:8. This is where the prophet asks, “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?” Have you asked yourself that question lately? What does the Lord require of you? Jesus explained in Luke 12:48, “For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.” So, if you’ve been blessed with much, then, much will be required of thee. But what does the Lord expect of you?
You are to do justly – which means to be fair, treat others equally, hurting no man’s person, property, or character. You are to love mercy – not only to show mercy to the miserable, to persons in distress; to relieve the poor, to clothe the naked, and feed the hungry; but loving mercy means that serving others in such a way is a pleasure. It’s something that you look forward to doing. And, finally, you are to walk humbly with your God. Humility is not thinking less of yourself – it’s thinking of yourself less! When you are walking with God, His desires, His wishes, and His ways take precedence over your own for He said, “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways; And My thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:9). We live to bring honor and glory to His name. May you do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God. We are all simply blessed, Courtney