Walk While Bending Low
|Micah 6 (NKJV™)|
|1||Hear now what the LORD says: "Arise, plead your case before the mountains, And let the hills hear your voice.|
|2||Hear, O you mountains, the LORD'S complaint, And you strong foundations of the earth; For the LORD has a complaint against His people, And He will contend with Israel.|
|3||"O My people, what have I done to you? And how have I wearied you? Testify against Me.|
|4||For I brought you up from the land of Egypt, I redeemed you from the house of bondage; And I sent before you Moses, Aaron, and Miriam.|
|5||O My people, remember now What Balak king of Moab counseled, And what Balaam the son of Beor answered him, From Acacia Grove to Gilgal, That you may know the righteousness of the LORD."|
|6||With what shall I come before the LORD, And bow myself before the High God? Shall I come before Him with burnt offerings, With calves a year old?|
|7||Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, Ten thousand rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, The fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?|
|8||He 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?|
New King James Version®, Copyright © 1982, Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved.
"Order in the Court! The Court will now hear the case of Sovereign God versus the nation Israel." That's how this section of the Old Testament is laid out - it's an oracle written ancient legal format. Here we learn that when we "walk with God," pride must always be guarded against. The Christian must cultivate humility.