has shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee,
but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?"
(Micah 6:8 KJV).
require in this verse means to demand; it’s a command. God commands us to love
mercy and to walk humbly before him. As we walk in obedience to his word we
release God's hand to bless us (John 15:16); not so if we walk in disobedience.
is a wonderful attribute; a love that never fails and that is demonstrated in
acts of kindness. It is characterized by pity and faithfulness. A merciful
person is always there and full of good works. Love is not love if it is not
demonstrated (John 3:18). The Bible tells us that Christians will be known,
noticed, seen and will impact their world by the love they demonstrate (John
walk humbly before God is to acknowledge our inability to do anything without
God. It is to be utterly dependent on him. It is to be free from arrogance and
to be completely teachable before our God. With God, and when we are submitted
to God, we can do all things (Phil 4:13); we are more than conquerors (Rom
8:30). Wow! I am for doing what God requires of me!
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