“What Is Good” ( Micah 6: 7 – 8, KJV ) by Carley Evans

7Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?

8He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?”

Look at what God calls good. Look at what He requires of us. We are to “do justly.” We are to “love mercy” — notice, we are to love mercy, not judgment ( which belongs only to God ). We are to “walk humbly.” Essentially, we are to be just, merciful, and humble — the opposites of prejudice, judgment and pride.

God is not seeking the sacrifice of our bodies, our firstborn, our valuables. Rather He desires that we show His love and mercy to others.

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. mtsweat says:

    It’s amazing how a message so simple with the pure guidelines of charity has become so distorted and forgotten. Thanks for the clarity, Carley. Hope there’s heat. God bless

    1. lambskinny says:

      Oh thanks so much Michael. I agree — Whenever I am in doubt — usually after reading about how much God likes sending people to hell — I come back to Micah 6 : 7 – 8 and remember God’s desires are not like ours. He is not us; we are not Him. Personally I don’t think many of us have a good grasp of WHO God IS; I include myself in that group. We have ideas of what He does and what He wants, but we lose track of His essential being.

      Anyway, yes, God is good. We have heat. And our lives.

      1. mtsweat says:

        That’s a good point, Carley. If anyone could claim knowing God, it should have been Paul. Yet, he wrote to the Philippians, “That I might know Him…” (3:10) I think our greatest goal as believers should be allowing God to reveal Himself as He desires (the Word), but I also think it is presumptuous on our part to ever think we’ve arrived. It’s probably what Paul meant when he told the Corinthians we will one day see through the glass clearly.

        Glad the heats on! God bless

      2. lambskinny says:

        Thanks Michael. I agree — God is essentially ‘unknowable’ yet He reveals Himself through His Son, Jesus Christ. Meeting Jesus in the WORD is wonderful, but seeing Him face to face will be awesome! God bless.

  2. lambskinny says:

    Thanks Joyce and Susie.

  3. Jeff says:

    What? You mean we aren’t supposed to get rid of all the evil in the world, so that when Jesus comes back, he won’t have to do anything? *wink wink*

    You can say so much in such few words, Carley. I’m the opposite. Heheheh…

    1. lambskinny says:

      Jeff, that’s a wonderful compliment. Thanks so much! God bless you! Carley

  4. lambskinny says:

    Thank you Drusilla.

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