What Does God Require Of Me?

He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
— Micah 6:8

Priorities.

We clean the clutter from our houses from time to time prioritizing what is important to us in our living space. We clean up digital clutter from our electronics to keep them running smoothly and even prioritize our business goals. 

We refocus on what is important. Maybe our spiritual lives need to be refocused too. With all the scriptures, lessons, and teachings, what is the "main thing" God requires of us? 

There are two important themes that are focused on in the Word of God. Our relationship with God, the Heavenly Trinity, and our relationships with each other. We can see those two themes in the ten commandments. We can even see those two themes in the symbol of the cross- a centerpiece that reaches up to heaven and a cross piece that stretches out towards those upon the earth.

The prophet Micah breaks down God's requirement of us to just three things- do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God.

Yet these three things encompasses all of our relationships- those with our fellow men and our relationship with God. What is written in the law? 

Two priorities:
"Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself." Luke 10:27

As we read the Scriptures and go through our Christian walk, let us not forget the core requirement, the purpose- to be restored in our relationship with the Father and to love our brothers and sisters also drawing them to Him. 

Do justly, love mercy, walk humbly.


To Ponder:

As I read and ponder God's Word, have I forgotten the main thing? 


Prayer:

Father,

Please help me to keep the main thing the main thing. To know that my purpose for reading Your Word is to learn of You, to fall in love with You so that I may be restored in relationship with You. And then pour that love out to my brothers and sisters. 

Help me to be just in all my dealings, to love mercy, and walk humbly before You. 

Amen

JanuaryLori HilComment