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Thought for July 2019

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“He has showed you, mankind, what is good. and what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8).

We live in a world in which the individual is king, and a self-centredness can easily slip into our church practice and discipleship: what is God’s plan for me? How can I serve God? How can we see the Kingdom come? Micah’s wisdom cuts through all that, revealing that it is simple to know what our Loving Lord and Father would have of us: justice, mercy and humility. Such things are timeless and can be demonstrated anywhere in any situation: in parenting, in mission, in orphan care work, in preaching, in counselling, and so on. May we be those who stand firm against the self-important exaltation of the individual, remembering to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly in all we do.


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