Meek Simplicity

What does the LORD require of you but to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?

~ Micah 6:8b (NKJV)

Maybe the greatest beauty of the Christian Faith is it’s meek simplicity. It is true that you can multiply ad nauseam the theology, doctrines, practices and controversies of the church making the most simple things complicated. Over the centuries, well-meaning men have excelled in the art of making straightforward things complex. But ultimately, the question that should most intrigue the heart of the true believer is: What does God require of me?

The passage before us offers a wonderful summary of both God’s demands and desires for His people. And it is presented here in plainness and eloquence in three equally significant parts; do justly, love mercy and walk humbly. Imagine what the Christian life would look like if we but just consistently and faithfully followed these? How different would your life be?

The purpose of this short devotion is to remind the reader to keep their eye on those aspects of their faith and life that most matter to the Lord. These three requirements here in Micah essentially sum up the law to love God and love your neighbor. While engaging in the more weightier matters of our faith has its place and is important, we must begin and retain the simplicity of Christ as well, to do justly, love mercifully, and walk humbly with the Lord.

2 thoughts on “Meek Simplicity

  1. As one philosopher said “They muddy the water, to make it seem deep.” The mysteries of God open effortlessly to the child like in heart. In whatever measure we give of ourselves to Him… He correspondingly gives Himself to us. Such is the outworking’s of His mercy.

    “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God… and be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind” God enables us by mercy to give ourselves to Him to the intent that we may be renewed in our thinking to rightly comprehend His word.

    True mercy received simplifies the Christian walk.

    Appreciate your words.
    BT

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