Saturday, October 19, 2019

Micah 6

Today's reading in our daily plan is Micah 6. Take a moment to pray, asking God to speak to you from this passage. Then read, using the following notes and questions to help you get everything out of the passage.

SAY WHAT? (What is the passage saying?)
  • In this chapter, Micah exposes the unjust economic practices of Israel’s leaders and how it’s destroying the land and its people.
  • Micah clearly states that God does not want his people living selfish lives, in deception and greed.
  • Micah offers this awesome summary statement to anyone wondering what’s important to God in chapter 6, verse 8: “No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.”  
SO WHAT? (What are the underlying principles?)
  • God is very aware of any injustice. God cares about our character and anything deceitful, sinful and done with the wrong motivation is not okay with him.
  • God does not want to be elusive. He wants to be clear. He wants people to know him and understand the kind of life he wants us to live. Micah 6:8 is a clear example of what God requires of us: to do what is right, to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. 
NOW WHAT? (How will you personally apply this passage?)

  • Think about your life. How are you doing in these 3 areas talked about in Micah 6:8:

    1. “To do what is right” – Is there anything in your life that isn’t “right” in God’s eyes?
    2. “To love mercy” – How can you deeply care for someone close to you who is hurting right now?
    3. “To walk humbly with your God” – Are you grateful or do you take the credit? Our world is full of pride and self-sufficiency. Are you walking humbly with God?