Walk Humbly with Your God

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“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.”

Micah 6:8

This is such a powerful verse. Too often we say there is no grace in the Old Testament. This is one of those examples of grace that I love.

And we are not only to accept mercy, we are to give mercy to others.

And we are supposed to be humble. Ever met a proud religious person? It’s awful! Sometimes a proud person can do more damage in the name of God, than anyone else.

Lord God, please help us to be humble, full of mercy, and to walk humbly with you! Amen.

    

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quote from the NIV Bible

 

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Soaring on Wings Like Eagles

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“…but those who hope in the Lord

will renew their strength.

They will soar on wings

like eagles;

they will run and not grow weary,

they will walk

and not be faint.”

Isaiah 40: 30, 31

Note: The word for hope here is not a passive term, as in waiting for a bus. It is an active word, as in seeking and trusting in.

I believe this is the essential part of having faith.

 

Commentary and Image Copyright© 2017, WalkingthroughPsalms

quote from the NIV Bible

 

The Lord Looks at the Heart

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“When they arrived, Samuel saw Eliab and thought, ‘Surely the Lord’s anointed stands here before the Lord.’

But the Lord said to Samuel, ‘Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things man looks at.

Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.’”

 

I Samuel 16: 6, 7

    

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quote from the NIV Bible

His Love Endures Forever

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“Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments,

they raised their voices in praise to the Lord and sang,

‘He is good, his love endures forever.’

Then the temple of the Lord was filled

with a cloud, and the priests could not perform

their service because of the cloud,

for the glory of the Lord

filled the temple

of God.”

 

2 Chronicles 5: 13b, 14

     

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quote from the NIV Bible