What Doth The Lord Require Of Thee?

by David J. Stewart | September 2020

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?” 1st Thessalonians 5:23, “And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

       Notice in 1st Thessalonians 5:23 that the Bible describes the tripartite nature of a human being: spiritsoul and body. Most people refer to the body, soul and spirit, mentioning the body first; but the Bible mentions man's spirit first, because that is who we really are. The spirit can live without the body, but the body cannot live without the spirit. Notice also the application of Micah 6:8 to man's tripartite nature:

What do these things mean? Let's keep the Christian life simple. Many Christians make it complicated. God describes three areas of what He requires from you:

Pastor Jack Hyles preached a sermon on Micah 6:8 called, what else, “What Doth The Lord Require Of Thee?” (MP3). Dr. Hyles defines Micah 6:8 as:

In every book of the Bible we find one great summary truth. For example: In the book of Ecclesiastes 12:13 we read, “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” Another example is in Matthew 22:37-40, “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. In the book of Micah it is 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?”

In Genesis chapter one we find the word “good” mentioned seven times. 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?” Something good is something that is well pleasing to God. We read in Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Jonah was swallowed by a whale. That wasn't good, but God used it for good according to His purpose. Potiphar's wife lied about Joseph. That wasn't a good thing, but God used it for good in the long run, for His purpose and glory. We don't always understand why bad things happen in our life, but God promises if we love Him that everything will work out for good in the end. 1st Peter 2:7 says that Jesus is precious to those who believe on Him. So if you are saved, Romans 8:28 applies to you.

All that God requires from us as His children is to do the right thing, and to love showing mercy toward others, and to humbly walk with Him. James 4:6, “But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.” To be “humble” means to be low in our own mind, not arrogant or proudful. Our prayer to God ought to be to always think right, do right and live right. Thankfully, because Jesus died on the cross for our sins, anyone can be right with God simply by faith. God intended for the Christian life to be simple, despite life's complexities. What doth the Lord require of thee, but to DO justly, LOVE mercy, and WALK humbly with thy God. Do, love and walk.

“All things truly wicked start from innocence.” ―Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)


“Faith is the only righteous thing that I can do!”
—Pastor Jack Hyles, a quote from the MP3 sermon titled: God's Reversal Of Psalm 51

1st Corinthians 16:24, “My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.”

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that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

“As a blind man has no idea of colors, so we have no idea of the manner by
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—Isaac Newton (1642-1727)

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Psalm 34:8, “O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.”

“If you have to look at your life to prove that you are saved, it proves that you're not!”
—Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold; an excellent quote from the awesome YouTube sermon titled, “Why Lordship Salvation is WRONG! | MP3.”

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