As we come towards the end of our Bible verse in January today’s Bible verse acts as a key for daily living and as a guide to how we live in relationship with our world and other people.
He has told you, O mortal, 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? Micah 6:8
Think over this verse and consider carefully these questions:
What does this look like in practice?
How might this influence how you live?
The passage from which today’s Bible verse comes reminds us that it is not how we worship but rather how we live that is important (Micah 6:6-8)
What God Requires
‘With what shall I come before the Lord,
and bow myself before God on high?
Shall I come before him with burnt-offerings,
with calves a year old?
Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams,
with tens of thousands of rivers of oil?
Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression,
the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?’
He has told you, O mortal, 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?
Today you could find a piece of card and write down the words:
do justice, love kindness, walk humbly ?
and memorise them, or write them, or print them, carefully and display somewhere where you will see it regularly. If you use social media perhaps you could post the Bible verse on it saying its the ‘verse of the day’ you are thinking about today – after all it’s worth sharing!