God's "Requirements"

Micah 6:8

He has shown you, O mortal, 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.

There's something about Micah calling us "mortals" as he begins the verse above that brings everything he is about to say into perspective.

I think he wants us to know exactly what we are:

We are mortals.

 

Nothing more.

Nothing less.

The dictionary definition of "mortal" is this:

 

a human being subject to death, often contrasted with a divine being.

Basically, Micah is letting us know two things by speaking with such an introduction,

First, we are not God.

Second, eventually we will all die.

Knowing and believing that these are both true,

I want to know what God, who will never die, requires of me while I am here on HIs planet.

Micah makes it very clear:

God wants me to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with Him.

That's my prayer today.

I want to be a mortal who remembers that I have a Creator who has given me a few requirements while I am alive.

He hasn't given me a list of rules.

He hasn't told me exactly what I have to do with every minute of my life.

But He has said,

I want you to play fair.

I want you to have compassion.

I want you to be humble.

Today you may feel a lot of expectations and pressure coming from your worldly responsibilities,

but find peace in knowing God hasn't piled more on you than you can handle..........

His list isn't long.

His list isn't overwhelming.

His list is freeing.

Today,

act justly

love mercy

and

walk humbly.

That's all God is asking of you!

Shew!

I feel better already!

Micah 6:8

He has shown you, O mortal, 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.



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