Deceptive Words 1

Thursday

Ruth Hallstead

Micah 6:6-8

There’s a lot of information out there today. And quite a bit of nonsense. From misquoted bible verses, stories taken out of context and just assumed fallacies regarding Christianity and the bible. It can be incredibly easy to lose track of what is true and what’s not. However, there are some very simple ways to avoid this, because God didn’t make things to complicated for us. In this passage, Micah is outlining to the people what they need to do to come back to the Lord. He turns their old vies of complex rituals and major sacrifices to say simply that God is looking for something more genuine. To “act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly” with Him is all he’s looking for. While that in itself is difficult to accomplish, it’s not hard to understand. When the world threatens to overwhelm you or there seems to be too much information to wade through, focus on this verse, and you’ll know what to do.

Lord, thank you for the instructions you give us. I want to follow you, to walk humbly in Your way. Sometimes I fail Lord. Sometimes I mistake the words of others for Your words. Please forgive me for wandering and lead me back to You. Help me to see Your way and keep my eyes where they belong. Guide me as I try to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with You this week. Amen

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