He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good, and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
God outlines the three things that are required from His people in our walk with Him, and they are:
Do justly which is to be fair and honest with our fellowman in whatever dealings we may have with the person. This brings into focus the Golden Rule of treating others as you would have them treat you.
God's second requirement as outlined in this scripture is to love mercy as His love, grace and mercy is at the root of Him saving man from eternal damnation. Justice was demanded, but mercy took its place by Jesus Christ our Savior's atonement of man's sins through His shed blood on
Calvary's cross. As an expression of
gratitude we are encouraged to offer praises unto God continually.
Lastly, our scripture text says that we are to walk humbly unto God. This is accomplished by living in obedience to God's laws and commandments. We are to remain in union with our Savior Jesus Christ while yielding control to His Spirit the Holy Spirit.
Doing the things as outlined in our lesson text we let the world know who we are and to whom we belong. This brings into focus of walking worthy of our being the "Called" of God we have been set aside as members of God holy nation of people (1 Peter 2:9).
Christ Jesus is our perfect example to living as God requires.
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