Wednesday, January 2, 2019

What The Lord Wants

Micah 6:8 (ESV Strong's)

He has told you, O man, what is good;

and what does the Lord require of you

but to do justice, and to love kindness,

and to walk humbly with your God?

The Hebrew word translated as “require” is more often translated as “seek.” The Lord is seeking the righteousness that comes from obedience to Him. He is looking for more than mental assent in belief. He is looking for the action that flows from one who lives in obedience to Him. 

The Hebrew word translated as “justice” is often translated as “manner.” His word has brings us into salvation and prescribes how we are to live in response to His gift of life. We are to live in a manner that reflects this new life. 

“To love kindness” implies in the Hebrew that we return the love we have received from the Lord. He has extended His mercy and favor to a people who deserve neither. We do so by loving Him with all that we are. 

“To walk humbly with your God” essentially means letting Him lead all the way in the journey before us. He knows the way and is our destination. 

The Lord seeks those who love Him by obeying His commandments and following where He leads. In New Testament terminology we would call this discipleship. He is our Teacher and destination. He is our beginning and the end. 

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