What Does God Want?

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  What does God want? That’s something that many, if not all Christians ask at some point in their walk with Christ. When I told my friend that I was writing this post she said “He wants you to read the Bible and figure it out, easy done bye.” But is that really it? Just read the Bible and stumble through life trying to figure out life? I don’t think so, I think that would lead to us making a lot of mistakes, more than we would normally make as the imperfect humans that we are.

  Miach 6:8 says “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 (mercy) and to walk humbly with your God?” But just what does that mean? What is justice? What does it mean to love kindness (or mercy, as some translations use.) And what does it mean to walk humbly with God? I think that we need to take a deeper look into this verse to fully understand.

  Justice, it means “the quality of being just; righteousness, equitableness, or moral rightness” So to Do Justice means to act or treat justly or fairly and to appreciate properly.  Honestly, that’s pretty simple, and it goes back to Jesus saying “Love your neighbor as yourself.” I don’t think it can be explained better than that.

  Kindness/Mercy, they mean, “compassionate or kindly forbearance shown toward an offender, an enemy, or other person in one’s power; compassion, pity, or benevolence.” So to Love Kindness/Mercy means to love what what is good, what is kind, to forgive those who do evil to you. 

  Humble, means “not proud or arrogant, modest and to make meek” So To walk humbly with your God means to not be proud, to realize that God is greater than us, He is above us. Often we think being humble is a bad thing, but when it comes to what God wants (hint hint) it’s one of the things that He requires of us!

  If we put all of this together, God wants us to treat others fairly, love our neighbor as yourselves, love what is good, love what is kind, and to realize that He is greater than us, so as we are going through our walk with Him, have the utmost respect for Him. Now comes the question that will be the subject of the next post, “What does it mean to walk with God?” 

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