What does God ask of us?
‘He has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? But to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?’ (Micah 6:8).
The Lord asks three things of His servants:
1: To do justly: God is Justice. However, what He is asking for is not justice in theory only, but the actual practice of justice. He asks that we are always honest and obedient to His Word. This is especially the case in difficult times – when our faith is tested.
2: To love mercy. To love mercy is not to want it just for ourselves; we need to be merciful to our neighbours as well. We need to have good eyes, always looking at things from a positive perspective.
3: To walk humbly with your God. The proud will never be able to walk with God, for pride is one of the characteristics of the Devil; it is one of the reasons for his fall. The humble are capable of denying themselves in order to follow Jesus. They sacrifice whatever is necessary in order to please the Lord. A humble person knows that they do not deserve anything; their greatest joy is found in being a tool in the hands of God.