“And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” – Micah 6:8 (NIV)
Our Father in heaven wants us to be righteous, compassionate, and humble people. These are characteristics which Jesus and the apostles implored Christians to pursue and attain.
We see all around us people who are in need, destitute, lost, or broken.
Jesus is the ultimate solution in every area of life. As followers and disciples of Christ, we have our part to play.
God’s desire is that we “act justly,” that we promote justice in our lives, our local communities, and our other spheres of influence.
He desires that we “love mercy,” extending compassion and forgiveness to others.
And He desires that we “walk humbly,” knowing we are all equal at the foot of the cross.
We cannot do justice from a distance. We must be engaged, involved in the lives of those around us. That means being part of the community. No man is an island.
Our Father desires that we compassionately stand with those in need: the oppressed, the marginalized, and the invisible.
How? We can be engaged in our communities in a variety of ways, including financially, in prayer, or through volunteer service.
From the least to the greatest, God has blessed us all in various ways. What will we do with our God-given resources? Will we pursue the passing pleasures of this world or look toward the eternal salvation of others? Will we be caught up in our own cares and concerns or look to those in need? Will we put God’s will first or seek our own?
In helping others through promoting justice, extending compassion, and exercising humility, we are sowing seeds for the kingdom of God. We become involved in something greater than ourselves.
Remember, we will reap what we sow.