“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 (NRSV)
Prodigal Thoughts: I often get the impression from all of the media outlets (news, social, etc.) that verses such as this are lost on this world. When I read this verse and see the world (church folks included) and I see how we are treating each other, it just breaks my heart. There is so much pride and hate spewing from our collective mouths. Maybe it comes from thinking we have the “right” to express our thoughts and feelings. Perhaps it boils down to the idea that we think we know better. There is only One who is wise. Much to our dismay, it is not us. If we have called upon the name of Jesus Christ to save us, we have given up our citizenship in the world and are citizens of the Kingdom of God. Shouldn’t we speak with kindness and compassion in our words? Shouldn’t we consider others, whether they believe in God or not, as Christ considers them? Let us seek humility and kindness. Justice will come at the hand of God the Father. Let us not stand in the way of others coming to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Prayer for today: I pray that we will outwardly reflect to others the internal change that God has and is making in us. That we would be slow to speak unless it is to encourage and otherwise share the gospel of grace and love. I pray that in unsettling times as we are living in, that we are not overwhelmed by the present darkness, but choose to be a light and that God would allow us to shine brightly.
If you need prayer, please reply and I will pray for you. If you would like to talk about this verse or have questions, I’m always open for your feedback.
May God’s compassion and kindness dwell in our hearts…