Too Much

Micah 6:8 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?

Now is that too much to ask considering all that Jesus has done for us? It doesn’t sound like much does it? We all want to do right and we can see the need for mercy in this world. How about walking humbly with God?

Ever been part of a group where everyone wants to go do the same thing except one person? That one person is so insistent that plans have to be changed and in doing so you start resenting that person. That would tend to hurt the relationship wouldn’t it? Do you care enough about the relationship to leave the group and join that person?

God has a different agenda than the world. There will be times when He wants to do something different than your plans. To humble yourself isn’t about going along with God, that’s obedience of faith. Changing your plans without feeling the resentment is the humbling part.

Humility is a heart attitude not an act. God cares very much about your heart. The choice is always going to be yours. How you feel about your choice is also up to you.

Psalms 97:11 Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.


Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

I don’t know how many times I have heard this verse quoted. In context of people quoting that line, it is usually in conjunction with failing to take action. “God’s got it.” “God only knows.” “His ways are mysterious.” “You never know how God can use that.”

The next time we feel the urge to quote 3:5, let us also include verse 6.

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Breaking verse 6 down a little bit here, acknowledge him would be sort of like when your parent is talking to you and says, “Look at me when I’m talking to you.” That is a face to face encounter meant to ensure you got the message. Direct your path comes with the implication that you are going to follow through with the instructions just given. Obedience of faith.

I don’t think I have ever ended a devotional with a “Thus saith the LORD.” I think it sounds pious and insincere, but I feel that the Lord has something He wants me to say to you for Him. So in light of verse 6, I will say what I heard.


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