"What does the Lord Require?"
BIBLE READING: Micah 1-7
The divided nation of Israel has fallen into idolatry. To pull them back, He sends them messengers to relay His will to the people. One of those messengers was Micah. He was from the town of Moresheth, a town from the kingdom of Judah. Micah will accuse the nation of Israel and bring His judgment on all the cities that have done wickedness, specifically stealing and having corrupt prophets. However, Micah’s message is not one of all gloom and doom. In fact, the second part of his message is one of hope and the promise of a new kingdom on the other side. The people of Micah’s day, as well as the people of today, want to know the answer to one specific question; “What does God want from me?”. Essentially, we have all asked the question in our mind, what is it that God wants me to do? Here is the Lord’s reply through the prophet Micah “…to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.” Maybe we need to ponder on that thought for just a moment. When you consider all that God has done for us, our earthly blessings, His marvelous grace and infinite mercy, it doesn’t seem too much to ask for us to follow the advice that Micah gives to the nation of Israel, “…to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.”