Friday, 2 April 2010

What Does the Lord Require of Us?

1. To do justly
a. To act toward God according to His divine law - e.g., Mt
b. To act toward man according to His divine law - e.g., Ep
2. To love mercy
a. To show a compassionate warm-heartedness toward man
b. Toward widows and the fatherless - Jm 1:27
c. Even toward our enemies - Lk 6:35-36
3. To walk humbly with our God
a. The only way to enjoy His fellowship and continual cleansing
by the blood of Jesus - cf. Jm 4:8; 1Jn 1:7-9
b. Such close communion and fellowship with God requires
1) Listening to God - studying His Word to learn His will
- Jm 1:21; 1Pe 2:2
2) Talking to God - praying for strength and forgiveness,
praising Him for blessings received - He 4:14-16; Php 4:
3) Walking with God - by doing His will in humble submission
- Ep 5:2,8,15
-- By walking humbly with God, we are more likely to keep in
proper balance the demands to do justly and love mercy

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