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WHAT THE LORD REQUIRES
In the book of Micah the prophet mentioned the sins of the southern kingdom (Judah) and foretold the destruction of Jerusalem and its temple. In chapter 6, verse 8, he asked, "He hath showed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly before thy God?"
Although Micah's message was directed to the kingdom of Judah, the principles of justice, mercy, and humility are eternal principles taught throughout the scriptures.
Doing justly suggests fairness and honesty in all things. Loving mercy has to do with showing compassion and forgiveness toward those who offend. Humility is simply not thinking too highly of oneself. Surely we can understand that these attributes are part of the righteousness of God, without which one may not enter into eternal life.
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