SUMMARY: God’s requirements
OVERVIEW: God challenges Israel to state their case against him and then announces his case against them. In verse 8, Micah declares how they are to live, and in the following verses, God warns of coming judgment for those who refuse to follow him.
BIG IDEA: Do what is right, love mercy, and walk humbly with God.
KEY VERSE: Micah 6:8 (Micah to Israel)
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
Look to me, and don’t just focus on yourself. Serve me with joy and gladness and experience the full life I have for you. There is much I have planned for you, but stop being busy or thinking you have to prove something. Yes, I want you to serve others but not at the expense of your soul. You cannot earn salvation. You cannot purchase my love. I give you life in the present and for eternity. I am all you need. Submit and surrender to me.
And when you do, you will find the motivation to love and serve others. You will find purpose in doing so. You will find great pleasure in this. You will want to be active, but it will be in response to all I have done for you. Receive my love and let my Spirit empower you. Stop striving and bow down to me. Let me lift you and take you where you need to be.
Humble yourself today and ask God how he wants you to serve him and others. Listen and respond if nudged to do something.