Micah 6:8 NKJV

[8] 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?

Good Morning!
Throughout the Bible, God gives clear direction for us on how we are to live and what is good. Micah 6:8 sums it up in one short verse. Let’s break it down…

To Do Justly is to do what is morally right. We are do be honest and treat others with fairness, never to cheat or lie. God detest when people use “deceitful weights.” In the ancient days, weights were used on a balance scale to measure gold or anything of value in trade and some people used weights that were not honest to cheat others. To do justly, therefore, is to be of a pure heart, honest and never deceitful towards others.

Micah 6:11 NKJV

[11] Shall I count pure those with the wicked scales, And with the bag of deceitful weights?

Matthew 5:8 NIV

[8] Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

To Love Mercy is to show compassion and forgiveness towards others as God has had mercy on our souls. It is only by God’s mercy and grace that we are able to call ourselves Christians. God’s mercy has been bestowed upon us and we are to follow this example and be full of mercy towards others. We are not to judge, but to look at others through God’s eyes and love them as He loves us. As we show others mercy, God’s mercy will be shown to us through His saving grace.

Matthew 5:7 NIV

[7] Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

Walk humbly before our God. God calls us to be servant leaders — to be humble before others and to lead by the example of Jesus. He showed us when He washed the feet of the disciples. This was normally the lowly act that was done by the lowest servant of a household. In the ancient days, the dusty roads made people’s feet dirty and smelly, so as they entered into a home, the servant would remove their sandals and wash their feet. We are to use that example in today’s world, paying forward acts of humility to others and by living in humility before God. As we serve other people around us, showing God’s love and mercy, God will lift us up to be exalted.

John 13:14 NIV

[14] Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.

Matthew 23:12 NIV

[12] For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.

All of these things in Micah 6:8 are not possible without God’s help — His salvation. Once we surrender our hearts and lives to Him, then He is able to work in us from the inside out and make our sins as white as snow, giving us a heart of justice, mercy and humility. We cannot live by this moral code without the Holy Spirit living inside of us as these are all fruits of the Holy Spirit. As we set our minds on the things of the Spirit, He will lead us more and more to the desires of His will.

Romans 8:5 NIV

[5] Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.

I love you and am praying for your today!

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