What does God expect of you?
Few of us have thought long or hard about that question, though all of us should. The answer determines whether we live life well or live life poorly.
The ancient prophet Micah pondered what God expected. The simplicity of Micah’s divinely inspired answer shocked the affluent society of ancient Judah. It may shock you too.
He has told you, O man, what is good;
And what does the LORD require of you
But to do justice, to love kindness,
And to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)
Micah’s three final phrases give us an outline for pursuing a life well lived.
A life well lived honors the Lord, inspires others, and produces rewards for the one who lives it. At least six rewards are worth mentioning:
Now that’s a life well lived!
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