Micah 6:8 – What does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. (NIV 1978)
My Musings – God requires more than justice, mercy and humility. These are just things, mere nouns. Rather, He requires that we act justly, love mercy and walk humbly. This transforms things into actions. Actions that saw their ultimate fulfillment with Jesus death, burial and resurrection. Jesus walked humbly to the cross. By requiring His Son’s death on that cross to pay the penalty for our sins, God acted justly. Christ’s resurrection demonstrated that God accepted Jesus sacrifice on our behalf, and that He loved mercy.
My Advice – Without a verb (action) a sentence is incomplete. Without verbs our justice, mercy and humility are incomplete. Let’s take action to ensure that we are completing what God requires.