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 NIV
What is required of us?
Walking humbly with GOD
How do I love mercy?
I don’t think it is talking about my loving to receive mercy
Everyone loves that!
I think it is talking about loving to give mercy.
In association with a lifestyle that shows I am a just person.
Someone who is fair.
I walk humbly with GOD
I realize how small I am compared to Him…
And it humbles me!
But loving to give mercy?
What does that entail?
Helping those who can’t repay me? STOP
Loving the poor in ways that help them
Not in ways that ease my conscience…or make them leave me alone!
Showing the love of Christ to those around me who are broken and in pain…
Sometimes to those who may not look horribly bad off,
but inside they are suffering, just like the poorest person on the street.
In giving mercy, I am putting aside my preferences and agenda
for the benefit of the other person.
I give mercy because I have been shown mercy
from my gracious Heavenly Father…who is also just.