Good Word for the Day: March 10, 2012

“Justice”

He has told you, O man, 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? -The Prophet Micah (6.8)

This is a quote from a seldom heard from book of the Bible, the prophet Micah. The purpose of his prophetic time was to catch people’s attention. They had gotten too busy and too distracted to focus on what the Lord saw as a lifestyle for his people. They were letting the important things like seeking justice and providing loving kindness slip away – and as a result Micah was warning that the good and the bad were suffering for it. The good and the bad were about to lose what they had because they had taken it for granted and failed to seek justice and love kindness. In the midst of it all, an arrogance had sprung up that led them to believe they could live independently of God’s mercy. Wait! Does any of this sound familiar? Does any of this strike a familiar chord? Was Micah talking to them or to us!? Hmmm…listen again.

He has told you, O man, 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?

-The Prophet Micah (6.8)

 

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