1. What does God require?

Coram Deo

What does God require of us?

‘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)

I’m aware that some fellow Christians can be anxious about truly being in God’s will. It’s certainly no bad thing to consider and I certainly do worry about it from time to time but I sometimes wonder if we worry unnecessarily. What does the Bible have to say on the matter?

The question is; ‘With what shall I come before the Lord and bow down before the exalted God?’ (Micah 6:6)

And the answer is quite plain; He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.’ (Micah 6:8a)

We have the Ten Commandments, the law and prophets – as summed up by Christ – the Sermon on the Mount and a whole slew of other instructions about how we are to live. If we applied these principles to our lives, I can’t help thinking that we may not have too much problem discerning God’s will for us.

For me, the first important lesson to be learned here is that God has made it plain how I should live so I am without excuse if I choose not to obey!