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Micah 6:1 “Listen to what the LORD says:”

Sometimes I wish it was that easy. But for me I struggle. I struggle with what the world shows me, what the world has for me and what I believe GOD says to me.

Micah says in verse 6:8 the LORD requires us to “…act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your GOD.”

“To act justly” doesn’t mean everything is in my favor, it means I have to realize I make mistakes and mistakes have consequences. To act justly, to me, means to then accept the consequences for my mistakes.

“To love mercy” is to accept compassionate treatment, but also to show, to give compassionate treatment to those I know and to those I don’t know. There is no stipulation for me to judge who gets mercy.

“and to walk humbly with your GOD.” To walk is action, it is movement. It is not sit on the couch, stay in bed, or get someone else to do it. Micah says to “walk humbly with your GOD.”

It is a journey each of us are on. A journey that starts at birth with GOD. As we gain knowledge it is up to each of us to “Listen to what the LORD says.”

If I struggle with not hearing GOD, I find comfort in knowing GOD walks with me in every step of the journey, knowing the Spirit itself (Romans 8:26) intercedes for us with sighs too deep that words cannot express. AMEN!

Precious Father, Loving God, Holy Spirit help us to hear you in everything we do, help us to act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with our GOD. AMEN!

Jim Dietvorst

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