“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, O 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
In a conversation once, someone commented about the difficulty in knowing what the will of the Lord was. While I agree the details of our individual journeys are often different, which was what this person was referencing, there are many things God has placed in plain view which are the keys to the details we think more hidden.
Clearly we are told we exist to glorify and worship God. We are to honor him, and we are given insights as to how this looks. To do justice to each would require a chapter of a book, but for this morning’s emphasis they are:
First, to do what is right in every situation.
Second, to love mercy and see the world and those within it as Jesus does.
And third, to live a life of humility before the Father as did Christ.
Father, it is my desire to worship you throughout this day. In your Word you have given detail as to what honors you and thus displays our worship toward you. Guide me today to make the right decision in 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.