2/22/11 Dose

 

FOR TUESDAY      TODAY’S SCRIPTURE READING:  Micah 6:1-8

“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?” (Micah 6:8; New Revised Standard Version)

Don’t you hate instructions that are confusing and technical in their nature.  I’m a simple guy who needs straightforward directions in plain words.  This is probably the reason I’ve always had a fondness for this particular passage –especially the way Eugene Peterson paraphrases this verse:

 

“But he’s already made it plain how to live, what to do, what God is looking for in men and women.  It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor, be compassionate and loyal in your love,  And don’t take yourself too seriously — take God seriously” (The Message).

 

It’s true, life sometimes get’s complicated along the way.  However, I find it helpful at the beginning of each day to remember these 3 basic rules:  do whatever is fair and just, let my love for others be compassionate and loyal, and be serious about my commitment to God.

 

Prayer:  Day by day, dear Lord, help me to be guided by the simple rules of living that your Word offers.  Amen.

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