Micah 6:8 He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justly, to love mercy and to walk humble with your God.
This verse from the book of Micah has long been one of my favorite Bible verses. I first learned it as a song while attending junior camp when I was 11 or 12 years old. At that time, I did not understand the context in which it was written, I just thought it was a beautiful song.
Years later its full meaning became clear. The seven verses before shows us how our behavior is often unacceptable to God. But verse eight serves as a wonderful guide on what is acceptable in the sight of God. But it goes one step further by saying “He has shown you O man (mankind) what is good; and what does the LORD require of” you and me.
God sent Jesus down to this earth not only to become our sacrifice for our sins, but to first show us how to live, but more importantly what life is like when we chose to walk with God. As Christ did, he longs for us to treat others justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with God as He did with His Father.