“He hath 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
Back to the scripture we used in the first of this series, knowing that we can apply these same principles to our lives today.
Proverbs 20:7 “The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.”
The Book of Proverbs is full of words of wisdom as to how we should live our lives honestly before the world. We are the representatives of Christ and the world judges Him by the way we live. Jesus said that we are the light of the world and that we should let our lights shine so that men would see our good works and glorify Him.
Matthew 5:7 “Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.”
The Lord has been so merciful to us, forgiving all our sins, and placing His Holy Spirit in our hearts. In turn, we should be merciful to others. It is so easy to look at others and see their faults and failures. Often, we judge them without knowing the circumstances they are facing. Jesus wants us to have compassion and love for everyone. He has blessed us with much more than we deserve and showing generosity to others is our way of thanking Him.
WALK HUMBLY WITH GOD
Proverbs 22:4 “By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.”
Jesus set an example of humility when He walked on this earth. He treated all men the same whether they were rich or poor. His act of washing the disciples’ feet in the upper room teaches us that we should love and serve one another.
I hope that this week’s series has ministered to you as it has to me. We have asked ourselves the question, “What does God require of me?” I trust that we will keep asking the question each day, letting the Holy Spirit direct us as we search His Word.
Prayer Thank you Lord Jesus for your Word and the way that your Holy Spirit directs us as we read and study it. Lord, we desire to know what you require of us and be willing to walk in the way you lead.
Devotion by Anne Johnston
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