The Lord has said what is good

ATD 11The Word

“What can we bring to the Lord? What kind of offerings should we give Him? Should we bow before God with offerings of yearling calves? Should we offer Him thousands of rams and ten thousand rivers of olive oil? Should we sacrifice our firstborn children to pay for our sins?

No, oh people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what He requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:6-8

Thought

            Someone once commented to me they felt understanding God’s will was difficult. While I agree the details of our individual journeys are different, not always comfortably visible or in line with our time tables. I do believe, though, God has placed the generalities of His will in plain view for all to see. Some we can draw this morning from the above passage:

  • First, that we would do what is right throughout the day and the remainder of our lives according to the standards found in the Bible by the power of the Holy Spirit.
  • Secondly, to love mercy and to see the world and those within it as Jesus does.
  • And thirdly, to live a life of humility before the Father as did Jesus Christ.

Prayer

            Father it is my desire to worship You throughout this day. Your Word has given detail as to what honors You and thus displays our worship toward You. Guide me in the right decision of each choice facing me. May I embrace Your heart of mercy in all that I do today, and may I be found walking in genuine humility as defined by You. Amen.

“Morning by morning He wakens me and opens my understanding to His will.” Isaiah 50:4