“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?” Mic 6:8
- They gave God everything but the one thing He wanted: obedience!
There are obviously three elements in this command.
(1) “…to do justly….”
Psalm 15:4 says that God honors the person “who swears to his own hurt and does not change.” The NIV is a clearer translation. “…who keeps his oath even when it hurts.” Does that describe you? Are you a person who will do what you said you would do, even when it hurts?
(2) “…To love mercy….”
Matt 5:7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.”
“For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.” Matt 6:15” But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”
(3) “…to walk humbly with your God?”
“…be clothed with humility, for ‘God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.’ 6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time” (1 Peter 5:5-6).
We must be just in all our dealings with others.
That means we do everybody right even when it costs us to do it.
We must be merciful to others
because we will most certainly need some mercy along the way.
And we must walk humbly with other people as we walk humbly with God.