Micah 6:8 – “He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
We are going to dive into this verse today.
“To act justly” – the word used here means to give a verdict or sentence. I know what you are thinking – Jesus told us not to judge people. Yes, He did. He also told us to test the spirits to discern if they were from God or not. I think that “acting justly” means making right discernments. Use your brain. Think about things before you do them. Engage your brain before you engage your mouth. Those kinds of things. You know, the things we frequently forget to do…
“Love mercy” – I have been told my entire life that “mercy is God not giving us what we do deserve.” And I believe that. There are many times anyone else would have thrown in the towel and walked away. But God stands by me, in spite of me and my sinful ways. Mercy can imply kindness. Kindness is doing or being nice to someone who may or may not deserve it. (See how these things are connected?) We are encouraged to love this – not only in the character of God but also in others and how we deal with them. If we don’t show mercy to others, why would we expect God to show mercy to us?
“To walk humbly with your God” – the word used here is “humiliate”. Man, that is harsh! But if you look at it in context, it means to take away all pretenses. No pride. Pride is an ugly beast that hides in all our closets. It rears its ugly head and makes God sick. How dare we think we know better than Him! Look at what Micah says here – “with”. Do you know what that makes me think of? A friend. God wants to walk alongside us without our pride tagging along.
So today, princess, strive to incorporate these principles in your life. Think about things before you do them. Be nice, even when you don’t want to. And be a friend of God. Walk WITH Him.