THE LORD HAS TOLD US WHAT IS GOOD
In a time when we need God’s people to speak up about injustice, we have the Word of God as our mandate. We cannot plead ignorance nor can we be silent when we see all forms of injustice being done to God’s people. That injustice is done through prejudice, through bigotry, through anti-Semitism, through racial injustice, the degrading of the poor and a list that could go on and on and on. We must raise our voice against anything ungodly, and be willing to carry out the mandate God has given us. We have a clarion call by God to respond in a way that honors Him and seeks to edify His people. In Micah 6:8, we find these words:
“No, O people, the LORD has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.”
This verse needs to be read over and over again, for it speaks clearly about what we have been shown and puts responsibility in our hands. We must be willing to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with our God. Just to be kind and live in a quiet fellowship with God may not be enough. There must be that urgency in us to be concerned about the least, the lost, and the lonely. We must also see the need to do justice to all people, to be humble, to be kind, to be concerned about our neighbor, and to understand what God holds us accountable for. That is to say, it is not enough simply to go to church, or for that matter it is not enough to just do good; but to extend to others the love God has given us. To walk in such a way that it gives glory and honor to God and seeks to make life better for God’s people. When we see any of our brothers and sisters being persecuted, slandered, ridiculed, ostracized, stereotyped or anything else that would demean any person we must speak out and act on God’s behalf.
Micah 6:8 (NLT)