With pin-sharp clarity, Micah 6:8 sets out our obligations, which should also be our joy. Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is … (visit YouTube for more)
Micah 6:8 is one of my favourite verses in the Bible. 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?
In case we ever wonder what it is that God really wants from us, He couldn’t be clearer than this. He wants us to walk in justice. He doesn’t want us to show favouritism. He doesn’t want us to take sides. He wants us to be impartial, following and serving good. He wants us to love kindness. Some other translations say, mercy.
What does it mean to be kind to people? What does it mean for you? For me.
It means showing compassion, bringing love, letting people off when they’ve offended us, giving people things they don’t deserve. It’s grace. And God also requires us to walk humbly with Him. That humility is so crucial.
Walking humbly with God is recognising that He is our ultimate authority, that when our life doesn’t go the way we would like it to, we can still trust Him. He is the author and the finisher of our faith, and we need never question Him, His ways or His motives, because this is good: to do justice. To love kindness. Really love to be kind. And to walk humbly with Him. Our God.