Walk Humbly with God | Morning Routine for August 29

Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?” He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? —Micah 6:7–8 (ESV)

In this chapter of Micah, God calls his people to account for their disobedience. How should the people respond? That is the question in verses 6 and 7. Perhaps for their injustices they should make sacrifices to God. Actually, the prophet, Micah, says otherwise.

In our text today, the prophet asks, “Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?” The answer is no, because the Lord has told them what is good. What does the the Lord require? “…to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.” It’s not to say the sins of the people could be overlooked. Their sins—our sins—must be dealt with. But in order to please the Lord, His people needed a change of behavior, to do justice and practice kindness, to walk humbly with God. 

As a Christian, your sins are atoned for. Praise God. No more sacrifice for sins is required. But the call to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God remains. Take a moment and consider your walk with God. Ask God to show you an area He wants you to work on, and walk humbly with God this week.