Does it Apply?

You know that it does.

He has told you, O man, 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, ESV).

1. What is justice? Plato sought an answer to that in his works, utilizing Socrates as his spokesmen. With the Lord making clear that we are to do it, the implication is clear that we know it – whether we can properly define it in all respects, or not. Perhaps justice can be defined as the administration of that which is good toward another.

2. To love kindness in the ESV is rendered to love mercy in the NKJV. In 7:18, Micah declares that the Lord loves mercy, he does not retain His anger forever. Are you not grateful for that? At our weakest point, it is then that we need the Lord’s mercy. When we are at our strongest point, it is then we need the Lord’s mercy.

3. Walking humbly with the Lord is a matter of walking with one who is “a heap bit bigger” than anything and anyone we know (to borrow a line from a favorite movie). To walk humbly with the Lord is to hear Him and obey His will (Luke 6:46).

When we do this, can life get any better? If you think so, then perhaps you need to look at life all over again.

#humbly, #justice, #mercy