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?
Micah 6:8 (NKJV)
Mankind, he has told each of you what is good and what it is the LORD requires of you: to act justly, to love faithfulness, and to walk humbly with your God.
Micah 6:8 (CSB)
…O people, the LORD has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.
Micah 6:8 (NLT)
This blog is a testimony to God’s mercy in my life.
I have written over 1500 blogs over a period of more than 5 years. With today’s blog, every book of the Bible has now been quoted in at least one of my blogs. I was surprised to discover that the Book of Micah was the last book that I never quoted given the familiarity of this Bible verse to many Christian believers. I did not deliberately set out to quote a verse from every book of the Bible. In fact many verses have been used multiple times with different Bible translations. However, last month I reviewed the index of the blogs for the first time and discovered the missing book. As I reflected upon this, I knew it was God’s providence directing events, reserving this Bible verse and final book for this blog.
There has never been a period when God did not provide me the inspiration to write the blogs. God used these blogs to teach me about how the entire Bible continually points to our redemption through faith in Jesus Christ. He has been faithful to me even when I have failed Him so many times. I also received great blessings when I heard from many of you through emails or text messages. If God’s messages and His life lessons for me speak to you, I am gratified.
I recently shared with a dear Christian brother about a famous preacher and Bible teacher who had just completed his life work of a commentary of the entire Bible; God graciously took him home to heaven a short time later. Is this now my time to go home? I don’t know what plans God has for my life, but until that day, my focus will always be upon sharing the clear Word of God that shows us the true pathway to salvation. I wish that all decisions in life were always black and white but more often they are presented in shades of gray. Accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior is a black and white decision, but how we chose to follow Him when confronted with different situations in life, is not. These blogs are intended to illustrate how we may struggle with the seemingly mundane decisions of life. We are not perfect and this realization should lead us to come to Jesus every moment of the day and bring all of our concerns and decisions before Him. The grayness of our life circumstances can only be illuminated by the light of the Word of God, Jesus Christ.
Is it time to go home? Only God knows. Until that day, I will continue to thank Him for His grace and mercy to allow me to share His Word through the events of my life. May God continue to bless all of you and bring you into a closer relationship with Him through belief and faith in Jesus Christ.
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.