RE Verse reading–Micah 6:1-8 (day two) “With what shall I come before the Lord and bow down before the exalted God? Shall I come before Him with burnt offerings?” (vs 6) Worship for the ancients was inseparable from gift giving. No person would think to appear before a King (much less God) without a gift. Think of the wise men who, “fell to the ground and worshiped Him. . .and presented Him with gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh” (Matthew 2:11) “With what shall I come before the Lord?” asked the people of Judah in Micah’s day? Good question. The problem was their answer. They imagined that God was only (or mainly) concerned with “church things”. If there was a problem with God what would satisfy Him would be more “church things”. It fell to Micah to set this straight. What God wants from us is not something we can give Him at church. It is a certain kind of life.