Micah 6:8 – God’s mandate to believers
When our God gives us a directive in His Word, He does so with eternity in mind. As believers in Jesus Christ, our reborn spirits have the ability to operate within the mandates of Scripture. God’s requirements for man, as detailed in Micah 6:8, isn’t a weighty lift for believers.
This requisite command from our God is for us to connect with our capabilities through Jesus Christ, teach it to our families, and then allow these verities of acting justly, loving mercy and walking humbly before our God to be exhibited to the outside world, for his Glory!
We at TSV pray that we all allow this Mandate to be a hallmark in our lives! All the Blessings!
In this episode, we discussed…
— How we as believers prioritize justice in an unjust world [7:47]
- Our families are our first ministry. By making justice a priority in your home and your sphere of influence, you are setting the foundation for all of those you directly impact. Teaching them in this manner will allow them to see justice as a way of life and will provide a compassionate lens for their disseminating of the Micah 6:8 mandate of acting justly, when dealing with the unjust world.
— How we as believers show mercy to those that don’t? [28:02]
- Romans 9:15 says that God will have mercy on whom He will have mercy and compassion on whom He will show compassion. As believers we don’t get to choose who we show mercy to, only God does. In this portion of the conversation, we detailed how we show mercy to those that don’t show us mercy or operate in mercy with others. Part of that detail is the verity that showing mercy to anyone who isn’t is an indicator that the love of God has developed you to the point of sonship. It is an act of your will. Lean in a little more in this segment if you have struggled, or are still struggling, to show mercy.
— Why is humility required in your walk with Christ? [42:24]
- In our closing stanza, we focused on why humility is a requirement when walking with Jesus. In your relation to that walk, you demonstrate humility and obedience by loving what He loves, hating what He hates and calling sin what He calls sin. Without the humility of confessing your faults one to another and prayer for another, as Holy Spirit directs in James 5:16, healing is absent and answered prayer muted. Humility also requires personal responsibility for those God has you walking with in this life. We must humbly recognize that we cannot do our work for the Lord alone. We need each other to fulfill the mandate of Justice, Mercy and Humility, and then share it with the unjust world we live in.