Wednesday, January 18, 2012

What does the Lord require of you?

Micah 6:8
What does the Lord require of you? To seek justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with your God.

To seek justice...
Websters defines the word seek in many different ways,
1: to resort to : go to
2:to go in search of or look for or to try to discover
3: to ask for
4: to try to acquire or gain or aim at
5: to make an attempt

What does the Lord require? To resort to justice, to go to justice, to go in search of justice, to look for justice, to try to discover justice, to ask for justice, to acquire justice, to make an attempt at justice. What exactly is justice? Justice is defined as:
The principle or ideal of just dealing or right action: conformity to this principle or ideal- righteousness

The breakdown of words could go on and on, but if we look at just dealing, right action, and righteousness and assume for a moment that these things all point towards living in a loving relation with all people and the earth around us, that we take care of one another and the earth, that we live as people who care about future generations then we can understand just why it is important to seek justice. Seeking justice is not for ourselves, it is for those who are experiencing injustice around every corner they turn. Those who are not making fair wages, those who are being exploited so others can lift themselves up, those who are cast aside and thought of as no good or useless in society. God doesn't give up on people and neither should we, instead we should be seeking justice. Looking to do right by those experiencing injustice and therefore walking in righteousness before God.

What does the Lord require of me this day? To keep pressing on, to keep seeking justice and being informed, informing others, and challenging this world to seek to do what is right, to seek to do what is just, not only when it is convenient to do so...but in all circumstances.


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