“He has told you 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.” Micah 6:8
What does God require of us? To be just, love kindness, and to walk humbly with God. But in order to do what God asks you first need to understand what these things mean. You may be thinking I already know what they mean. Ok. But for those who don’t here is a little about each thing that the Lord asks of us in this verse.
To do justice. When I first hear the word justice I immediately think of the superhero’s from movies and TV shows that I like to watch. They are always talking about bringing justice and being the face of justice. But their kind of justice is not what God is talking about. It isn’t about taking care of criminals and fighting bad guys like they like to make you think. It’s about being there for others even when they hurt you. About seeing past everything and seeing the person and loving them anyways. About being willing to stand up for others in a way that is pleasing to God. Having an open mind and not judging people right from the start.
Justice seeks peace, respects differences, seeks fairness when needed, and is mindful and helpful to others. All these things go along with loving kindness and living a life that is pleasing to God.
God’s justice isn’t like the worlds. All the things that I have listed can be seen from the worlds point of view but when you are look at it through the Lords eyes it is seen in a way that is so much more for filling. So much more hopeful and happy. I encourage you all to look in His word and see what He say about justice and what He shows you about it.
Loving kindness or love kindness as the verse above says goes right along with living justly. To be kind your heart needs to be able to love. Because kindness and love go hand in hand.
Walking humbly with you God is to let go of your pride and to follow Him willingly. To trust Him. I think we all go through times that our pride gets in the way of our relationship with Him. But He asks us to set aside our pride and let Him guide us and bring us peace and happiness. Will you let Him? Will you trust Him?