May 29, 2016 at 11:09 pm #15320
Micah 6:8 ‚ÄĒ it‚Äôs all about ‚Äėethics‚Äô . . .
‚ÄúHe has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?‚ÄĚ Micah 6:8 (NKJV)
I think we can find the ‚Äėdefinition‚Äô of ethics in the above scripture passage.
Those are three words that ‚Äėreek‚Äô of ETHICS.¬† Justice for all; mercy (understanding?), and without pride and hautiness.
We all seek justice for ourselves, but for others?¬† Do we show mercy to those who aren‚Äôt in agreement with us?¬† Do we walk ‚Äėhumbly‚Äô with our ‚ÄúGod‚ÄĚ (however we define this ‚ÄĒ even Micah says ‚Äúyour God‚ÄĚ)?
Are we prepared to put our money where are mouths are? Or, are we satisfied in glorifying our hurts, disappointments, from the ME point of view?
A dollar is a pan-handler‚Äôs paper cup; a smile to an elderly person entering the store; a pat on the head of our grandchild who has ‚Äėhelped‚Äô baking cookies; a hug to your friend; a contribution to your favorite charity; completing and mailing your income tax return; not breaking the secular laws under which we live; not gossiping; volunteering; working hard for a fair pay; being ecology-efficient; loving yourself.¬† Those are all ethical and moral indicators of ‚Äėrighteousness‚Äô, a term used over and over in Scripture.
These three imperatives of Micah point directly to how (hu)man can come to realize ‚Äúwhat is good‚ÄĚ!
Blessed be God, our Guide . .
May 30, 2016 at 1:00 am #15324
Thank¬† you Frank. It was rather refreshing. Meat in due season . Thank you.
May 30, 2016 at 5:45 am #15325
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Thank you for posting this reminder from Micah. I love another verse which I say to myself when I get angry but I believe it is a verse that tells you how to put into pracrtice mercy, justice, and humbleness. It happened it was used in Church yesterday too. It is Philippians 4.8
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable‚ÄĒif anything is excellent or praiseworthy‚ÄĒthink about such things.
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