From great to good

RE Verse reading–Micah 6:1-8 (day three)  “He has showed you, O man, 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”  (vs 8)  With apologies to Jim Collins, it is not greatness that God requires of us.  It is goodness.  They are not the same thing.  Not wealth, fame, status, or power.  Something more humble.  Something more human.  The word humble comes from the Latin word humus.  It means “earth or dirt”.  Much of our anxiety leaves when we realize that we were made from dirt and will return to it eventually.  The Lord does not expect more from us than we are capable (in fellowship with Him) of achieving.  Humility reminds us of our need for God.  To walk humbly with God is His plan for us and leads to acting justly and loving mercy.  Such a life, from God’s perspective, is very good.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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