There is a desire in the heart of man to reach out to the Lord, our God. Some of us believe that if we do it correctly that we can offer God something that would please Him. So we compile our items that we think are appropriate and come before God, clothe in our own righteousness, waiting for God to accept our gifts.
Micah 6:6-7 AMP asks a question; “With what shall I come before the Lord [to honor Him] And bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before Him with burnt offerings, With yearling calves? Will the Lord be delighted with thousands of rams, Or with ten thousand rivers of oil? Shall I present my firstborn for my acts of rebellion, The fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?” But it didn’t end there; there is a response in verse 8. “He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you Except to be just, and to love [and to diligently practice] kindness (compassion), And to walk humbly with your God [setting aside any overblown sense of importance or self-righteousness]?”
The Christian experience is a journey with God. We are walking with God therefore we have to be aware of His presence in our lives. So the question was asked, what do we bring to the Lord? The answer was and still is: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with our God.
So the big question is how do we walk humbly with our God? What does God require from us? How do we know when we are not walking humbly with God? These are questions we must ask ourselves. We must also be willing and allow the Holy Spirit speaks into our lives. It’s easy to do the big things. But as Naaman found out, the little tasks take more from us. It was easier to lead troops into battle than dip in the river Jordan. So take some time and find out what God requires from you.
Thought for Today: Friend, humble yourself before God.
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.