Week 41 Friday

What God Wants

Today’s scripture selection: Micah

Key verse: Micah 6:8

Have you ever asked, especially when feeling like life has been too confusing or demanding, what God wants?

Have you ever been tempted to cry out, “God, just what do you WANT anyway?”

If so – Micah has an answer for you:

“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.  And what does the LORD require of you?  To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

Sometimes we think it’s all so complicated.

And granted, sometimes deciding exactly what is just or merciful; or just exactly what true humility is can be difficult.

But, challenging or not, the answer is straightforward enough.

No odd, mystical parable to interpret.

No complicated magical ritual to do.

No long series of lessons to learn, at the hands of a great spiritual master.

Just taking simple actions of justice, mercy, and humility – that’s what God wants of us.  It’s how to “walk” with Him – day in and day out.

So, let’s keep it simple.

It may not always be easy.  But it’s what God wants.

And isn’t that enough?

Prayer: Lord, in my daily walk with you; help me to find ever new ways to act justly and with mercy in your name.  And may the glory be yours.  AMEN.

 

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