Each week this year, I am challenging myself to memorize a different memory verse. This week’s verse is Micah 6:8.
What does this verse mean for us?
It is fairly easy to search the scriptures and find verses about the will of God; it is far more difficult to actually DO the will of God for your life! So, what does God want you to do?
I. Do Justly
– This means to do the right thing.
– This means to do the fair thing.
– This means to live for an honorable cause.
If Heaven wasn’t real… and Hell wasn’t real… Would you still choose to be a Christian? Would you still choose to live as a Christian? Would you still go to church? Would you still love Jesus? Would you still act with justice?
II. Love Mercy
Mercy is defined as ‘kindness’… ‘favor’… ‘good deed’… ‘compassion’. The word “mercy” is used nearly 300 times in the Bible; “grace” 176 times; “forgive” 112 times; and the word for “hell” 54 times.
To fully understand “mercy“, we must remember it was “grace” and “mercy” that saved us… and keeps us in Christ!
“Grace” is getting from what God what we do not deserve; “mercy” is not getting from God what we do deserve.
It is God’s will for His people to LOVE “mercy“! We do this by sharing His grace, not our judgment. We do this by sharing His forgiveness, not our blame. We do this by sharing His patience, not our irritation. We do this by sharing His kindness, not our harshness.
III. Walk Humbly With Your God
– To do this, both parties have to be going the same direction.
You will never learn to walk with God until you know which way He is going… and then you change YOUR course to match HIS.
– To do this, both parties have to be going at the same pace.
In order to walk humbly with God, you must match His pace (speed, tempo)… without getting ahead of Him or falling behind Him.
– To do this, both parties have to be going to the same destination.
If you want true fellowship with God, make sure you’re going to His final destination.
– To do this, both parties have to be going for the same purpose.
Why are you walking humbly with God? This speaks to motive. The purpose for this action is to get and stay in His perfect will for your life. The moment you start “walking with God” for any other purpose, you are no longer doing His will.
You cannot 1) do justly, 2) love mercy, and 3) walk humbly with your God if you have unconfessed sin in your life!
God’s will for your life CAN be known… and SHOULD be known. But, then, it must be lived!! So, attempt – today – to live this verse!