Monday, November 19, 2012

Just do it.

Micah 6:8 tells us that God requires us to " do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God."

This may sound nice but it's not something we actually do very well for a multitude of reasons (or excuses).

We don't walk humbly with God because we want to be in control and claim our success as our own.

We don't love mercy because we'd rather focus on the things that aren't fair and operate from a place of judgement.

We don't do justice because we often don't care enough about our neighbor (who according to scripture we are to love as ourselves Luke 10:25-37) to put their welfare ahead of, or at least on an equal footing, with our own.

This loss of focus on God's law and authority to govern every aspect of our lives has resulted in individuals reliance on self and a desire to store up treasures on earth, rather than in heaven.

Take a look at this video:

The issues depicted in this video are ones that many will see as political issues. I invite you, however, to see them as God's issues. These are people and events that God is calling His people to intercede in to do His justice. The hunger of a child, the rape of women, the killing of civilians and the defrauding of the powerless are issues that we, as Christians, are called to do something about.

Don't worry about their motivations. Are some people taking advantage of charitable organizations and/or the government? Probably. Are some people satisfied with living in poverty? Possibly. Does God call us to only help those who are hard working and have pure motivations? No. If that were they case, God would not help a single one of us.

God calls us to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with Him.

Just DO it!

Chesney Szaniszlo

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