“Walk humbly with your God.” God wants our abounding love

WALK HUMBLY WITH YOUR GOD (Micah 6:8)
God wants our abounding love

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.

Listen to the Word, remember it, live it always, with humble and mild heart.
To practice justice that is to be merciful, according to God’s way!
To love goodness, to live solidarity as a need for concrete love (e.g. Ruth)
To walk humbly with your God, that is with your heart united to God, in a continuous conversion.

“Walk humbly” is a description of the heart’s attitude toward God. God’s people depend on Him rather than their own abilities. Of course, that covenant relationship with your fellow men and women, that desire to live and act justly, is going to be pretty well impossible if your relationship with God isn’t sorted out. God is our Creator: he knows best how we should operate. If we want to get the very best out of life, out of the world in which he has placed us, then we need to follow his instructions. We must walk humbly daily before Him in godly fear and reverence for His will, to walk in constant prayer and watchfulness. We must first acknowledge our sins and then be willing to submit to God’s mercy. It is only through a humbling of ourselves that we will be allowed to walk with God. The response of a godly heart is outward (do justice), inward (love mercy), and upward (walk humbly).”

 

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