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)
Is it difficult to know the will of the Lord for ones life? While the particulars of our individual journeys are often different there are the many things God has placed in plain view as his will which when followed serve as keys to additional details.
For example, we know we are created and instructed to worship and honor God. Within the command to worship are various specifics as to what is good and what is required of us in the process of honoring Him. The book of Micah gives us three insights:
First, to do what is right in every situation.
Secondly, to love mercy and to see the world as Jesus does.
And thirdly, 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 worship toward you. Guide me today to make the right decision in each unfolding situation. May I embrace your heart of mercy and walk in genuine humility as defined by you. Amen.
“For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.”