Tuesday, March 30, 2010

'Walk humbly with your God'

He has showed you, O man, 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.
In the Sunday School class I attend, we're studying the book of Isaiah; parts of that book goes over time after time the failure of leaders to "walk humbly" with God - or anyone else, for that matter.

Time after time, the leaders walked away from God, leading the people astray to worship all those things - that is, the man-made objects that were idolized and worshiped - that do not deserve worship. And time after time, after human decisions went horribly wrong, people realized the errors.

We know that continues to this very day. How many things do we needlessly idolize? That we set in high priority?

While I'm not a language scholar, I'll go out on a limb and say that Micah didn't necessarily mean to "walk" literally. In this Holy Week, keep yourself in the presence of God. "Walk" in that presence. What a week it can be.

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