Devotional Bible Study: Walk Humbly With Your God|Micah 6:8.
Welcome to Day 15. for one of our short powerful devotions from the 30 Bible Verses About God's Amazing Grace, bible reading plan. This short devotional is based on Micah 6:8.
Read Micah 6:8.
He has shown you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you
And to walk humbly with your God?
The prophet Micah was a prophet to the Southern Kingdom during the time in which the Jewish people were held in captivity by the Assyrian king, around 700 BC. During this time King Hezekiah worked very hard to bring revival to Judah. Micah was warning the people of a coming judgment of God on Judah and Israel because of their sin.
Micah is best known as the one who foretold that the coming Messiah would be born in Bethlehem:
“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Though you are little among the thousands of Judah, Yet out of you shall come forth to Me The One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth are from of old, From everlasting.”
Micah is also known for his very practical teaching in chapter 6. Micah taught in a culture characterized by idolatry, immorality, and outright rebellion against the worship of God. You could say that the culture of that time is very similar to our culture today, worldwide. Micah boldly proclaimed that certain things are “required” of those who follow the path of the Lord.
In our devotional today we will look for answers to the following questions:
What does the Lord require of us?
What does it mean to seek justice, love mercy, walk humbly with your God?
We are called to walk humbly with our God. What does that mean?
To walk humbly with God means that we have a heart's desire to do justice and to love mercy in all our daily activities. It is an attitude of heart that we have to actively adopt. We must never view ourselves as better or above other people. This type of attitude can lead to an exaggerated opinion of our own importance and may influence how we behave around other people.
To walk humbly with God is to give Him what He requires of both you and me. God requires us to be just, love mercy, and show kindness to everyone that we meet. We should be both moral and ethical in all our dealings with others.
What Does The Lord Require Of You?
What we think God requires of us and what He actually requires can often be very different!
It will look different for each of us. God has a plan and a purpose for you that is very different from the one that He has planned for me. The closer we walk with Him, through prayer, meditating on scripture, and listening for His guidance through the day, the more we will discern God's unique path for us.
However, we are all called to show love and mercy to everyone around us.
God requires that we are just, love mercy, and show kindness.
God showed us mercy when He sent Jesus to the cross, just so that we can be saved and enter His presence. Jesus blotted out our sin. That is true mercy! We don't deserve it and it can never be earned.
We should treat people justly and work to see that justice is done in their lives.
Don't forget that you are God's representative here on earth. You and I reflect the Lord's glory.
Seek Justice, Love Mercy
How can we seek justice for people?
What does it look like?
Seeking justice for people is not just a political, judicial, and economic challenge.
There is a more simple approach that we can each take in our everyday life.
For example, if you see someone being mistreated or being treated unfairly, speak up and support them.
If you have the opportunity to level the playing field and provide equal opportunity for someone that may be often overlooked, take it to help them.
When you have the opportunity to tell someone what Jesus has done for them on the cross, take it. That is showing them true justice. God has leveled the playing field for us all!
The phrase 'love mercy' in Micah 6:8 when translated from Hebrew means 'God's loving-kindness.' The Hebrew word is,hesed.
We know God's mercy. Every human being has sinned and is separated from God (Romans 3:23). Thank you, God, for sending Jesus!
Despite what we deserved God chose to send His Son to provide a way—to BE the way—of reconciliation to the Father (John 14:6). Through Christ, we are born again as children of God and citizens of Heaven (John 3:3-16).
I constantly tell people that I am imperfectly perfect. We are all a work in progress under our Potter's hand. God is constantly refining us. When we remember this it enables us to be kind to people. Our world needs so much kindness that is often in short supply.
But God has you as His representative in this world and when you can, you can extend God's loving-kindness and mercy to others. This will also lead people to want to know about the supernatural peace and love and joy that you carry. Then you may have the privilege of telling them about God's mercy and justice and about the eternal life Jesus purchased for them on the cross.
Live justly love mercy walk humbly!
You can use the printable journal or a notebook to answer the following questions:
How can you apply Micah 6:8 to your life?
What does the Lord require of you?
What specific and unique gifts has God given you that you can use to dispense God's, justice, love, and mercy?
Today's devotional is based on Micah 6:8 which is from our 30 Bible Verses About God's Amazing Grace, bible reading plan. You will find a free printable PDF of 30 scriptures about God's grace in the Resource Library. It has the bible reading plan, guided prayer, and gratitude journal. Download this free printable or grab a notebook.
What is God saying to you through this verse?
What burdens do you need to surrender to God and trust Him with?
Write out your prayer request.
What are you grateful for today? Count your blessings!
Write out the scripture verse, it helps you to memorize the scripture and store up God's truth in your heart. Then in the last section of the prayer journal, there is space to record what God is speaking to you through our grace bible verse for today, Micah 6:8.
We are called to pray without ceasing. That means we can talk with God at any time and in any place. You can chat with God throughout the day! Praying scripture is a powerful way to pray so join me in praying
Thank you Father for Your mercy and justice. Thank you for sending Jesus to the cross, just to provide a way for me to be reconciled to You. Help me to walk humbly with You in Your mercy and justice and grace. Help me to extend this same justice and mercy to the people I meet. Pour out Your favor on me and fill me with Your knowledge on how best to use the gifts that You have given to me so that I can dispense Your justice, mercy, and love to others. Amen.
You will find 30 Bible Verses About God's Amazing Grace (Free Bible Plan And Prayer Journal)HERE It will have the list of 30 Bible verses that we are using for 30 days that our short powerful daily devotionals are based on.
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