“With what shall I come before the Lord and bow down before
the exalted God? Shall I come
before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? Will the Lord be pleased with thousands
of rams, with ten thousand rivers of oil?
Shall I offer my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body
for the sin of my soul?” Micah 6:6-7
With what do you come before the Lord and bow down?
Your perfect church attendance for the last year?
The fact that you have never said a
How great your kids behave?
These are some of the calves, rams, and rivers of oil we offer, and there are many more.
Listen to what the prophet says:
“He has showed you, O man, 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.”
Followers of Jesus are to act justly, because God is just.
Followers of Jesus love mercy, because God is merciful.
Followers of Jesus are to walk humbly with their God,
because God is holy.
How have you seen these character traits played out in your
Take a few moments and finish the following sentences:
I’ve seen God’s justice when…
I’ve seen God’s mercy when…
I’ve seen God’s holiness when…