Do Justice

Micah 6: 6-8

Micah 6: 6-8

He has told you, O mortal, what is good;

    and what does the Lord require of you

but to do justice, and to love kindness,

    and to walk humbly with your God?

To do justice - “act justly”  

  1. So, we’ve got a cat

    1. Antonio

      1. 17 years old

      2. Older than our children

      3. Gets mad at us, just leaves

    2. Every morning comes into our room and just yells at us

      1. I feed him, he’s still mad

      2. She feeds him, he’s still made

    3. What do you want? 

  2. Last week - after the rising

    1. Resurrection, nothing goes back to normal

    2. It can’t

    3. As we come back, what do we want to be

      1. I don’t want to go back to normal

  3. Today, what do you want? 

    1. He goes through all the things that God may want

    2. Justice, mercy, humbly with God

    3. Orthodoxy to orthopraxy

      1. Right doctrine to right living

  4. Justice

    1. This has a legal bent to it - do what the law expects

    2. Live in a morally and legal upright way

    3. But look at the context

      1. They were keeping the offerings, doing the religious duty

      2. But we see later, they were cheating the poor and not keeping the heart of the law

  5. Unless your righteousness surpasses

    1. They kept the law

      1. They missed the heart

    2. That is what is happening here

      1. They kept the law

      2. The looked good

      3. But in how they treated

      4. How they loved

      5. How they cared

      6. How they act

  6. If we deeply love

    1. We will want what is best

    2. We will work for each other

    3. Care each other

    4. Now

    5. Eternity

  7. The law hinges on this

    1. LoG and N

    2. As long as there are poor, hungry, abused, racism, etc, we have work to do

    3. As long as folks don’t know Jesus, we have work to do

  8. I never know what my cat wants

    1. I know what God wants