Have you heard anyone say something like, ” I just can’t figure out what God wants from me?” or ” I really don’t know what God wants me to do?”
Statements like these confuse me because I think God is amazingly clear and to the point about the ‘main things’ that need to be a focus in my life.
The first and second commandments are love God with my whole heart and love others. Jesus tells us that obeying these 2 commandments fulfills ‘all the law and the prophets’. That includes the original 10 commandments from the Old Testament.
Used to be 10 commandments – now it’s 2. God knows we need simple and clear directions.
As I read the 6th chapter of Micah, I am again amazed at how direct God is as he tells me what he expects from me. ” And what does the LORD require from you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
Which part of that is unclear?
Act justly – do the right things and God tells us what is right in his Word.
Love Mercy – forgive others. Give people a break especially when they don’t deserve it. Help others.
Micah told us this thousands of years ago. It’s time to stop asking God what he wants us to do and start doing it.
Thank you for how clearly you guide me through your Word, Abba Father.