Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Opus 2011-15, Key Scriptures: Micah 6:8

Certain verses in the Bible tend to be picked out by readers without anyone to set up flags marking them as important.  Micah 6:8 is one of those verses.
(Micah 6:8 NASB)  He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God?
This is one of those verses that seems to “say it all.”  I have those days when I feel totally defeated and feel like a total loss and the Lord will bring this to mind.  Just “what does the LORD require” anyway?  The answer may not be easy to do but it is easy to understand.

I don’t need a long list of do’s and don’t’s.  There are three general areas to focus on:  Justice, kindness and humility.  I don’t need to be a Bible scholar or a college graduate to have a feel for what those words mean. 

Read it over a few times.  Spend some time in Christian meditation on it.  Let God speak to you about how to “do justice” in your daily dealing with people.  Think of areas you could show more kindness.  In realizing how much better you can do, you move toward humility.  The joy is that you get to walk with your God while you are working on these things.

Happy walking.

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