Walk Humbly with your God
“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.” How has God done this? He has shown us in His Son, Jesus. He came from Heaven, and took on our fleshly body to live among us so He could show us the way to the Father.
He came to set us free from the power of sin so we can “act justly”. In and of our own selves we are incapable of the righteousness required for us to act justly towards others. Yet, in Christ we are the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21). He was just.
Jesus loved mercy. One of many examples would be the woman caught in the act of adultery (John 8:1-11). Legally, He could have agreed with the Pharisees that her crime was punishable by death. Instead, He wisely convinced her accusers to be merciful, though they did so begrudgingly; and, He tenderly showed her God’s pure love, forgiveness and mercy. He was even loving when He told her to stop sinning.
There is not a better example of humility for us to model than Jesus Himself. Here was the King of Kings, yet He humbled Himself to wash the feet of His disciples. He could have entered Jerusalem victoriously on a white stallion; instead, he rode unceremoniously on the foal of a donkey. There are many other examples.
It is not really hard to meet the Lord’s requirement of us if we will just do the best we can to live every day like Jesus.
Ask the Father, by His Spirit, to teach you how you can better imitate Jesus today.
Dive Deeper: Study Micah 6; 2 Corinthians 5:21; John 8:1-11; Philippians 2:1-13.