Good Morning! My name is Denny Smith and I was asked to give you a devotional thought from the book of Micah 6-7.
Micah 6:8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God.
Micah falls into three prophetic cycles, each beginning with the word “hear:”
(I) 1:1,2 (II) 3:1-5 (III) 6:1-7
On Tuesday I took a wedding license to be recorded at the courthouse. I looked in at one of the courtrooms and spoke for a few minutes to one of the officers. In chapter 6, verse 6, Micah opens this third cycle in a courtroom setting between three speakers: the Lord pleading His case, the people responding under conviction, and the prophet as the lawyer for the plaintiff.
In Micah 6:6-7, Micah, speaking on behalf of the people, asked rhetorically how they could continue living as hypocrites, looking godly on the outside but inwardly sinful. In Micah 6:8, God wanted their heart. Then right behavior would follow.
In the book of Micah, the word “hear” jumps out at me. Parent, have you ever said to your child, “Are you listening? Do you hear me?” Maybe they are looking at you, but they are not really hearing you. Sometimes God speaks and we do not listen. Spiritual blindness had led the people to offer most everything except the one thing He wanted – a dedicated heart.
The question is – Have we given Him every part of our life? He doesn’t want most. He wants all!
Thank you for being a part of the Route 66 Challenge. Thanks for reading, and you have a blessed day.
WHEN YOU GOT SAVED: May 10, 1973
FAVORITE BOOK OF THE BIBLE: Philippians
FAMILY: Wife Carolyn, two children, five grandchildren
HOBBIES: Biking with my wife and grandkids, riding with police officers