What Does the Lord Require?

Posted by on Jun 28, 2008 in Rev. Serven

Courtroom situation. God’s pattern of deliverance. Conform our life to the written word of God. Priority on union and communion with the Living Lord. Take captive evil and wicked thoughts. Repent of prideful, selfish, and independent attitudes. Story from General Assembly.

Text: Micah 6:1-16

We return today to the exposition of the Prophet Micah. He asks a noteworthy question: “What does the Lord require?” This question appears only once before in the Bible when Moses asks,

And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to keep the commandments and statues of the Lord, which I am commanding you today for your good? (Deuteronomy 10:12-13)

This was a timely question for the people of Israel to consider before they went across the Jordan River into the Promised Land (c. 1400 B. C.). would they remain faithful to the Lord while the sought to reform a culture that had fallen into idolatry, wickedness, and deceit?

His answer goes straight to the heart of the relationship between a Holy God and fallen man; without a profound spiritual change such a relationship is impossible. Moreover, it is important to note that this relationship is based on the work of a Mediator who exemplifies justice, loving kindness, and humility.