6 With what shall I come before the LORD and bow down before the exalted God? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? 7 Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousand rivers of olive oil? Shall I offer my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul? 8 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 6:6-8– (NIV)
Have you ever pondered the question? Has your mind ever wondered about it? Have you ever had to search for such an answer?
Look at the prophecy of Micah. He offers the believer insights into pleasing and honoring God. We are dual citizens, living both on earth and prepared for heaven. Our bodies dwell here, but our hearts desire heaven.
Micah’s prophecy sheds light on social responsibility in combination with brotherly love. It shows us how we can offer social justice and equity in the light of oppressive conditions. We,as believers in Christ, owe the Lord a lifestyle dedicated and devoted to following His ways as well as His Word. We need to follow His example and offer ourselves entirely over to Him in submission. He is our King. He is our Lord. We need to see Him as the supreme authority over our lives.