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What Does the LORD Require of You?

August 22, 2019


What Does the LORD Require of You?

One day, I needed to go  to the courthouse.      When walking through the parking lot area reserved for legal professionals,  I saw a bumper sticker on a car  that simply gave reference  to Micah 6:8.      Curious,  I looked it up  when I got home.      It reads:

He has told you,  O man,  what is good;
And  what does the LORD require of you
But to do justice,  to love kindness,
And to walk humbly  with your God?

How good to know  that someone in our justice  system is making a statement  of truth and faith.      Indeed,  our God has repeatedly told us “what is good”.      No one is ignorant  of what is good.      They might not like it,  but  they know it.      We all need  to keep in mind  “what is good”,  realizing  that what God has set before us  is good for us  and good for everyone  around us.      Why should anyone want  to harm themselves  by not doing “what is good”?

Our LORD also requires us  “to do justice”.      That might be the main reason the legal professional  owning this vehicle  put up that reminder.      Nevertheless,  we are all to do justice  in our everyday  lives.      God requires it of us  and looks for it  in our lives.      With all our actions,  we can ask ourselves  if this is right,  proper,  impartial,  deserved,  and fair.

Micah says that God requires us  “to love kindness”.      Being unkind,  rude,  and unhelpful  should be the farthest thing  from our hearts and minds.      Instead,  we are to love having opportunities  to show goodness,  decency,  and love to others.

Finally,  our LORD requires us “to walk humbly  with your God”.      That is to walk by faith.      We have not seen heaven  nor all of the glories  of God Almighty.      But,  the evidence  of who and what He is abounds  in all of nature  and is recorded  in the keeping of His promises  down through history.      History and nature prove  that God is almighty.      There is no chance  that all of creation took place  on its own.      There has to be the creation  of the first particle  of something or another — and that takes the almighty power  of Something far beyond nothing.

We know God made us.      We know what He requires of us.      In praise and thanksgiving,  we say,   “Hallelujah!      Lord,  everything You have done  shows the depths  of Your wisdom,  glory,  and power.      Thank You for wanting  to walk with us through this life.      It’s more than a privilege  to come to know You.      Your wondrous love has no measure.”



A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1


How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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