May 26, 2020
Today’s devotion is based on Micah 6:8, “He has shown you, O mortal, 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.”
When we walk with God, nothing is required of us for our salvation. We receive God’s grace and forgiveness freely as a gift, totally undeserved. We are not forced to read our Bibles, go to church, talk to God in prayer, give thanks for our food and other necessities.
We not required to do those things because no outward sign of our devotion would ever be enough. God knows our hearts, and he looks straight into the depths of our soul and knows what’s there. But God does require a heart devoted to him above all else for a heart and mind full of God is drawn to expressions of devotion to God. It desires to read the Bible; it wants to communicate with God in prayer and meet with other believers in worship at church. A heart set on God is humble and seeks justice and kindness in his name.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, give me a heart set on you above all else, a heart overflowing with love for my neighbors and the people who cross my path each day. In Jesus’ saving name, I pray. Amen