Micah 6:8 God’s Instruction #155

How have you tried to please God? Have you gotten caught up in doing religious things? God made his desires clear in Micah 6:8 which says, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.”

God’s not looking for some long formula. He is a God of grace, not works. His list is clear as he wants his people “to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” He doesn’t want believers to guess what he desires, but he is straightforward in this passage. 

God wants you to treat people in a fair way, by treating them the way they should be treated, which of course is always with love. He desires for you to show mercy, which is showing compassion to others, even when they don’t deserve it. Lastly, he wants you to walk humbly with him! Let God be God and in all things you do or say, seek humbleness. 

Use Micah 6:8 as guidance throughout your day. Are you acting justly, loving mercy and walking humbly? Seek to love others and God, above yourself! And as the message translation says, “Don’t take yourself too seriously—take God seriously.”

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  • Cheryl
    Posted at 12:17h, 22 August Reply

    I LOVE this verse….God’s recipe for a happy life! And, it works!

  • Mihaela Echols
    Posted at 14:26h, 23 August Reply

    I heard of people say they have viewed God as having to do right all the time or they will get in trouble and feel the need to please because of how they were raised. As if God is policing them. Its sad cuz God takes us as we are. Of course he wants us to do right and be like him but not to the point where its taken to legalism.

  • Brittney Moses
    Posted at 17:03h, 23 August Reply

    I was recently challenged with this thought! God wants more than our “Christian acts” he wants our actual hearts. Thank you so much for this reminder.

  • Amy Hagerup
    Posted at 17:14h, 23 August Reply

    I love Micah 6:8. I know a song with those words too so I am singing it right now. God is so clear with us. He never makes us guess.

  • Sue Allen
    Posted at 18:27h, 23 August Reply

    I absolutely love this verse! It has become a strong desire of our family to live it out. We do a lot of work in Haiti where legalized slavery exists. We have touched hands with children, ranging in age from 4 to 16, who are slaves. No mom. No dad. No such thing as adoption. And yes, we try to “Do justice. Love mercy. And walk humbly with God.” When we do justice and apply mercy…somehow humility waltzes right in.

  • Jennifer DeFrates/Heaven Not Harvard
    Posted at 19:02h, 23 August Reply

    I don’t think I’ve thought about the phrase “to love mercy” before. Not to exercise mercy, but to LOVE it, WOW that speaks so deeply to how we are to treat each other.

  • Kristi
    Posted at 00:23h, 24 August Reply

    This is such a powerful verse to live by! And of course, every time I read it, i can’t help but sing the song. :O)

  • Marie
    Posted at 06:40h, 24 August Reply

    If more people lived this verse… wow, our world would be such a better place

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