Thursday, June 20, 2013

just think‏

Micah 6:8

He has told you, O man, 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?
We live most of our lives in a sense of “must think” rather than“just think” as articulated above.
Oswald Chambers speaks of it this way,
“Our Lord says to be careful only about one thing-our relationship to Him. But our common sense shouts loudly and says, ‘That is absurd,I must consider how I am going to live, and I mustconsider what I am going to eat and drink.’Jesus says you must not.”
This is what Oswald was referring to Jesus as saying,
Matthew 6:25
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?”
When we typically think of justice, we tend to think of us getting the good things we think we deserve and bad people who do bad things to us getting the bad things they deserve for being bad to us.
More often than not, this is unbelief generated by “must think”rather than “just think.”
We typically hesitate, if ever at all, to consider justice being others getting the good things their goodness deserves and us getting treated badly for the bad things we’ve done.
Justice works every which way.
Not just your way.
But always His way.

To “do justice” is to seek it for others and not merely yourself.
To “love kindness” is to speak it to and on the behalf of others and not merely yourself.

To “walk humbly” is to acknowledge the injustices you have committed and the unkindness you have harbored in your thoughts and unleashed with your tongue.
These constitute “good.”
Listen to what He has said.

Do what He has said.
This is “just” think.

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