What Does God Require of You?

“No, O people, the LORD has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you…” – Micah 6:8

How often have you asked yourself that question: what does God require of me?

More often than not, it’s stated: what is God’s purpose for my life?

We’ve all done the surveys, taken the aptitude tests, done the spiritual gift assessment.

We’ve read Rick Warren’s The Purpose Driven Life, and found out what our calling is. Our churches have probably been through his text The Purpose Driven Church and gotten some direction about how we are to live as a church.

But quite often, we find ourselves asking: what is God’s purpose for my life? What does God require of me?

The answer is more simple than we may realize.

Hidden in the book written by the prophet Micah, there is a perfect layout of what God requires of us:

“…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 you God.” – Micah 6:8

I know what you’re thinking: it can’t be that simple. There has to be more.

And there isn’t. That’s all there is to it.

I know, I know. You were expecting something elaborate and time consuming, some sacrifice to offer, some hoops to jump through, some step-by-step self-help plan to follow to figure out God’s plan for your life.

But that, right in the book of the prophet Micah, is your answer. Short, sweet and to the point.

Do what is right.

Love mercy.

Walk humbly with God.

It’s just that easy.

Now, for those of you who are screaming in your minds, “There must be more!!!!!!”…

Here’s a little bit more:

Go, preach, baptize, disciple (Matthew 28:19-20).

That is all there is to it.

Did you get it down? Here it is again, just in case:

Do what is right. Love mercy. Walk humbly with God.

Go. Preach. Baptize. Disciple.

This is what the Sovereign LORD says.

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