He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
Alright, this is it in a nutshell. This is ALL God really wants us to do? How hard is it?
This does not require a degree in theology in order to understand. All we are really supposed to do is treat others the way we want to be treated. That is all.
In doing so, we are to walk humbly with our God. That is it!
To do justly means to be honest; it means doing what is right and proper. Feeding people is always proper. Alleviating pain, suffering is right enough and visiting those who are hurt, maimed and outcast is easy enough.
Giving a little to help shouldn’t be all that hard. Again, the idea is simply to treat others the way we want to be treated.
Yet, we fail to do this. We fail these simple tasks and all the same moan about how much we love others and love God. And I say that anyone who is to climb in the sainthood is to at least perform these simple tasks of Micah before ever boasting knowledge or participation in God’s family
No, it is not that difficult. It’s just usually that we really don’t want to do it. We don’t want to give up, to yield or to place others before our self.
I suppose in the end, it’s so much easier to hear sermons about all the other things we should do and that others have done and feel good about ourselves. And even a child knows, that this is not walking with God. Ask Micah, compare notes and then you’ll see.