What does the Lord require? – This week at ELC

Micah 6

 

“Do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God”.  The instructions seem clear, but so often we need to be called back to this simple truth.

Worship this week:  

Saturday – 5:00 p.m. in the chapel

Sunday – One Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.

Annual Meeting of the congregation at 10:00 a.m.

Children’s activities in St. Olaf room at 10:00 a.m.

Devotions for this week:  Micah 

SHARE:   What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?

READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding

Monday, Micah 1, Judgment and Doom

Tuesday, Micah 2, Social Evils Denounced

Wednesday, Micah 3, Wicked Rulers

Thursday, Micah 4, Peace and Promise

Friday, Micah 5:1, 5-15; 6:1-5, 9-16, God’s Challenge

Saturday, Micah 7, Prophecy of Restoration

TALK:  Consider some of these ideas:

    He has told you, O mortal, what is good;  and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness,  and to walk                                 humbly with your God?  (Micah 6:8)

From where will Israel’s ultimate ruler come? Micah puts his odds on the obscure little clan of Bethlehem. The Lord really does seem to love a humble heart.

  • How are the actions of your community/culture punished or rewarded? How can you influence your community’s behaviors so that they more closely match God’s ways?
  • How do you act with justice, kindness, and humility? What can you do this week to make improvements in those areas of your life?
  • For the littles: What do you do that shows kindness to others? God asks us to be just (fair), kind, and humble (not selfish).

 PRAY:  God, you come to call not the righteous, but sinners. Count us among your redeemed people, that our lives might proclaim your grace in all we say and do. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

BLESS:  May God fill you with justice, kindness, and humility. Amen.

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