What Does the Lord Require of You [Micah 6:8 Devotional]

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What Does the Lord Require of You [Micah 6:8 Daily Devotional]

“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

We have the benefit of reading this passage through the lens of a New Covenant. This verse is exactly what Jesus came to earth to show us. It also couldn’t be any clearer. So, what does God require us to do? We’re required to make good decisions by acting justly; we’re required to take care of people by loving mercy; and, we’re required to submit our hearts to God by walking humbly.

What Does the Lord Require of You?

Now that we know what the Lord requires, you’re probably asking how to apply each of these things. You, of course, know that knowing what these things are is only part of the battle ahead.

To act justly, you must have a sound moral compass. It’s key that you know the difference between right and wrong because acting justly requires you to follow the truth. How you act toward different people will need to change in order for you to effectively serve them, but the bottom line is that you’re required to serve everyone you come in contact with. That is the just act: serving everyone God puts in your life.

To love mercy, you need to show mercy. If you’re like me, I know you have a person in your life that just annoys you to no end. Love that person because that’s how you show mercy. Don’t berate someone when they mess up and it really isn’t a big deal. Even if it is a big deal, walk alongside that person and help them through their mistake. That’s how you show mercy.

To walk humbly is to submit yourself to Jesus. Read your Bible daily, pray, and give generously. The more you do those three things, the more your heart will align to Jesus, and you’ll walk humbly with him forever.


Jesus, thank you for this command to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with you. Help me to do each of these things well and in your name. Give me patience for the people around me, and break the hold money has on my life so I can give more generously. It’s in your name I pray, amen.

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