What Should I Do?
By Donna Middlestead
As I sat down to write this devotion, there was a news alert about a shooting at a church in Laguna Woods in Orange County, an area close to where I lived for many years. It really magnified my concern for the world we live in today. I found myself asking: “What can I do, Lord? How can I help and honor You?” One of my very favorite verses came to mind—Micah 6:8.
The prophet Micah was also concerned about his world and the destruction he could see for the future as the people turned from God. When he asked God what he should do, this was the Lord’s answer:
He has shown you, O mortal, 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
With this verse as our guide, this is something we can do:
- ACT JUSTLY. Treat everyone we meet with the same understanding, kindness, fairness, and compassion with which we hope to be treated. Are we not told in Scripture to love your neighbor as you love yourself?
- LOVE MERCY. We are very grateful that God loves us, forgives us, and shows us His mercy. We must appreciate that and do the same for others we meet along life’s path.
- WALK HUMBLY WITH YOUR GOD. Be in touch with God daily, follow His commands, and appreciate all He has done for us.
If we could all remember these commands and practice them, the world would be a better place. That sounds very lofty and almost impossible. But who knows? We have to start in our little corner of the world!
Lord, help me to be the person You desire, always walking humbly with You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.