“He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8
“He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?”
I want to believe that Christians should be involved in social justice as a consequence of their faith. Real faith will lead to fulfilling God’s requirements for our lives and it will often involve social action/justice in some shape or form. Our faith is not inert but a living faith and will be demonstrated through our actions (Jam 2:14-17) active in the world where we are placed.
We cannot and must not let the world conform us into its pattern; there is growing move upon Christians today to conform to the pattern of the world. Our Just action should simply flow out of a verification of our faith, God not only requires us to love Him but to love others who are entrapped by all this injustice. By God’s grace we can be agents of Change.
God requires us to love mercy; all those who have received His mercy should be merciful to- wards others. As Christians we are beneficiaries of God’s kindness demonstrated in His Son Jesus Christ; God hasn’t treated us as our sins deserve.
David Prior wrote, “Justice and kindness are essential qualities of the nature of God Himself. They do not come down from heaven wrapped in parcels. They are expressed in and through people who walk humbly with God.”
Micah 6:8 still applies to God’s people today, even though Christ’s death on the cross ended the need for animal sacrifices. We may have put our trust in Jesus as our Savior, and we may attend church faithfully, give sacrificially, read our Bibles, and pray. But we must be careful that our good activities do not degenerate into empty formalism. Our faith must make a difference in how we live and how we treat others. We are to be people who walk humbly with God, who love to show mercy, and who uphold justice for His sake.
Friends this is what God requires of us, we are to be those who are to act justly to show mercy to others, as we walk humbly with our God. We are to be God’s divine humanitarian relief par- cels, as we act justly and love mercy to all around us.
Some people try to be good without knowing God but it’s also wrong to say we know God if we don’t care about doing good.
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