Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly

Micah 6:8 He has showed you, oh 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.

Living a life with God is not complicated. Justice, mercy, and humility are a part of God’s attributes, which we have access through by surrendering of our heart and mind to the character and benevolence of Christ. Accepting these attributes is accessed through the Holy Spirit, our helper here on earth. We need God’s Spirit to help reveal these attitudes in our hearts because we suffer from carnality. Carnality is an umbrella term defining our ability to sin, to know evil, and be at enmity with God’s character.

We might not feel like acting merciful and forgiving. We might not feel like being humble and taking the low road. We might not want to show justice, but instead fight for ourselves. We have the choice to act differently, feel differently, believe differently about people and situations. We can have a change of heart when we accept God’s love and forgiveness for others and ourselves. This opens our potential to love and pursue justice, mercy, and humility.  

God made a way for humanity to understand and show love and peace to our families and friends. We can be just, merciful, and humble, even if we are in conflict. We can set our hearts on these qualities and apply them in our character. There is no better source than God, He is the flower, we are the bees. We all have choices on how to treat others, and as much as we want to supply the situation with our own nectar, per say, it is sour, mingled with hurt, misjudgments, and error. It is better to allow God’s spirit to work within our minds and heart so that we may give, God.

Loving justice, showing mercy, living humbly comes from a heart full of love, a heart that has been loved by God, and is loved enough that we want to love others as well. Jesus said that all the law and prophets hang on one command, to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind, and love others as yourself. The more we allow God to love us and validate our purpose and importance, the more we reconcile our differences with others.

Loving and pursuing justice, mercy, and humility does change the world, no matter how small our circles. This is purposeful. Accepting God’s attributes of love, mercy, justice is like being a pollinator, drinking from the flower so that we have nectar, the mercy and forgiveness, even justice in our hearts, and  able to deposit to others.  

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