I get a bible verse in my e-mail every morning courtesy of Biblegateway.com, and today it was Micah 6:8 that landed in my inbox. It’s short, sweet, and to the point:
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.
That’s it? That’s all we need to do? It sounds too easy, but think about it. Do we always act justly, or do we let our prejudices get in the way? Do we love mercy, or do we pass sentence on people we read about in news stories who molest children or murder the elderly? Do we walk humbly with God, or are we too busy trying to beat traffic to get the kids to soccer practice?
On the other hand, it could be that easy. It all depends on where our priorities lie. Act justly. Love mercy. Walk humbly with God. Everything else is fluff. Now that I think about it, those three things are the Ten Commandments and Jesus’ teaches distilled down to their essence.