[QTVOTD] Humble yourself and align…

“He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8 ->me: I started this reading yesterday but didn’t have time to write my thoughts down and get them out before Life Group.  Life Group last night was such blessing!  First time I have seen everyone since November!  I missed the last 2 Life Groups due to travel and I so needed this time – especially with my men.  To be able to unload and discuss my heart and challenges was so refreshing and to once again be able to partner with gentlemen that want to get closer to our God.  Today’s verse is sooo good.  ‘Require’ is not an optional word, it is clear direction.  Do justly -> meaning, when in a socially superior position, step in and deliver the weaker and wronged party.  Israel’s leaders had done just the opposite.  Love Kindness and Mercy – Anyone who is in a weaker position due to some misfortune or other should be delivered not reluctantly, but out of a spirit of generosity, grace and loyalty. Humble yourself and walk humbly with you God – Unlike the first 2, this is orientated towards God. It does not refer to self-effacement but to bringing one’s life into conformity with God’s will.  This is the punch in the stomach I needed today; align all that I do to the will and purposes of God…everything.

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