BIBLE VERSE FOR WEDNESDAY
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
WHAT THE LORD REQUIRES
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.
The concluding statement in the above verse steers our understanding, for to walk humbly with God involves walking humbly with others. Humility means seeing other people as more important than ourselves. To love our neighbors as ourselves means treating everyone with respect, compassion and care. To love our enemies means returning cruelty with kindness and anger with forgiveness. To walk humbly with God also means to act justly.The LORD watches over the foreigner and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but He frustrates the ways of the wicked.
As we come to know the heart of God, this kind of justice also becomes our concern.
Mercy is about giving people what they do not deserve. It is a deep, heartfelt compassion aroused by the needs of distress of others in one who is in a position to relieve such need or distress. It is not sentiment, but action on behalf of and for those who do not have the resources to act for themselves.
It is giving beyond what is necessary, humbly putting others before ourselves to fulfill the church's mission of showing God's love, justice and mercy to the world. We put our feel firmly on what we believe to be true of God when we exhibit the love, justice and mercy He requires of us.
Lord Jesus, make concerns for humility, justice and love real in our lives. Shift our focus so we consider others before ourselves, treating everyone with the dignity and worth they deserve. Thank you, God. Amen
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