Seek Justice

God, What Do You Expect From Me?

“Seek Justice”


Micah 6:1-8 (New Revised Standard Version)

Hear what the Lord says: Rise, plead your case before the mountains, and let the hills hear your voice. Hear, you mountains, the controversy of the Lord, and you enduring foundations of the earth; for the Lord has a controversy with his people, and he will contend with Israel. “O my people, what have I done to you? In what have I wearied you? Answer me! For I brought you up from the land of Egypt, and redeemed you from the house of slavery; and I sent before you Moses, Aaron, and Miriam. O my people, remember now what King Balak of Moab devised, what Balaam son of Beor answered him, and what happened from Shittim to Gilgal, that you may know the saving acts of the Lord.” “With what shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?” 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?


“God! What do you expect from me?!”

Micah, the prophet is trying to respond to the people of Judah who knew they had messed up, they knew they were not living for God, and they knew God was angry with them.

The people know they have messed up and want to make it up to God.

Micah 6:8 is God’s answer for how they can make it up.


Seek Justice

To do what you already know is right.

The key part of this definition is the already know part. The people Micah was talking to knew how they should act.


Justice is about taking that extra step to just simply act according to how God would act.

WWJD: What Would Jesus Do?

It applies to how we treat others, how we respond to others, how we say things, the messages we send out when we post things on websites and such that degrade or speak badly about anyone or anything, and finally, it’s about how we treat God.

Jesus teaches us that when we treat others badly, we are also treating God badly. Justice is about doing what we already know is the right thing to do…in every situation, in every instance, and in every moment of our lives.

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