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"What does the Lord require of you?"
 

He has shown you, O man, what is good;
And what does the LORD require of you?
But to act justly,
To love mercy,
And to walk humbly with your God?
—Micah 6:8

Many people might ask why God no longer lead us the way He led the people in the Old Testament times. Back then, when they inquired of the Lord, He would reveal His will to them either directly or through the prophets. Does He still lead us?

Actually, yes, He does. Today, God directly guides us through the Scriptures. All we have to do is read it.

And what does the Lord require of us? The answer given to this question is “to act justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God” (Mic 6:8). This verse could be used as a motto for our lives as followers of Christ. It gives us directions on how to handle the various situations in our day to day living.

When we interact with people in society or at church, do we think about whether the things we do are just and fair? Or do we often act in a selfish manner? When we see someone who is in need of help, do we willingly show our mercy towards them or do we withhold ourselves and simply turn away? 

We face many different issues and problems in our lives. At times, we do not know the right way to handle certain situations. What we could do is ask: “What would God want me to do in a situation like this?” Should we follow what the Lord want us to do or do we just follow whatever our hearts desire? Are we humble enough to submit to God’s will?

As Christians, we should make it our goal to know what God wants us to do. Doing the things that God requires of us would please Him, and our hearts would be joyful and filled with peace. Act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our Lord. Let us constantly remember these words and use them to guide us in our lives, because it will serves as the lamp to our feet and the light to our path.

Reflection

What are some of the other important principles that you apply in your life in order to help you understand what God requires of you?

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