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What does God require of us?

"He 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).

To 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.

Mercy 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 13:35).

To 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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