“And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” -Micah 6:8 NIV
Have you ever been so frustrated with life’s challenges that you want to throw up your hands and scream, “God, what do you want from me?” Micah 6:8 states the answer pretty simply, “To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
Begin by asking what’s right in this situation. What’s fair? Are you protecting the innocent? Act justly. Love mercy. Walk humbly with God. Mercy is foundational to God’s character; He expects you to show the same love and forgiveness that He has shown you to everyone around you.
What is your attitude toward God? Never be prideful and depend upon your own talents, wisdom, or means. He is your source; He works through you. There is nothing you can offer that hasn’t come from God first. Walk humbly with God.
So, what does God want from you? He doesn’t desire a better prayer, another sacrifice, more offerings, or more regret. Ask yourself: Am I acting justly and offering mercy? Am I humble? Do I need a heart change today? These are the things that God desires!
- Ask yourself if you’ve been walking in justice, offering mercy, living humbly, or loving others?
- Pray and ask Holy Spirit for the grace to grow in these areas.