What is Required

2 02 2012

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. Micah 6:8

On earth in the 21st Century, we face billions of people living in poverty and extreme poverty. Some define extreme poverty as living on less than $1.00 per day for all of your needs. More important than the definition, it means hunger, poverty, homelessness, sickness and death for countless around the world.   As people of God it made me think about Jesus and what He requires of us – What would Jesus do. In the bible it references our need to show, mercy, compassion and justice for people who are poor. This instruction shows up time and time again in God’s word. What if every follower of Jesus would make it a priority to prayerfully consider what they can do to help people who are in poverty? Just think about how my prayers, my words, my advocacy, my time and my resources could reflect Jesus’ love for people here and around the world. It would be a powerful start.

He answered, ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind.’ And ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’ ” Jesus told him, “You’re right! Do this, and life will be yours.” Luke 10:27-28


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