The media fuels the furor with non-stop coverage while division reigns as people take sides and demand justice. And, maybe you’re feeling what I’m feeling: we want to take action. We want to do something!
What can we do? What does God ask of His people?
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
Notice the requirement: to act! Emerson said: "What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say." Actions speak louder than words!
Do you want to do something? Then, be purposeful about acting justly. In other words, seek justice on behalf of the lives of OTHERS!
Do you know of someone who needs your advocacy? Someone who needs you to speak up for them? Then, speak up for them. Speak for justice with honor, speak with mercy, and speak in humility.
Do you know of someone who needs your mercy? Someone who needs you to forgive them and love them? Then, show mercy! Show love! God isn’t asking us to feel like acting justly, loving mercy, and walking humbly. His requirement is for us to do this. Make the choice. Take the action.
Do you know of someone who needs to see you walk humbly with your God? Someone who needs you to set the example? Don’t be naïve. People watch and look for someone to demonstrate what it means to live a humble life before God. Show humility as you freely forgive and seek forgiveness. Show humility as you speak of others kindly – even if they’re not in the room.