Reading through the book of Micah, and seeing the unfair and unjust way the “government” treated its people reminds me of much the same that is going on in the world around us.
Perhaps not always by the Government. People being treated badly is not anything new. It has been going on since the beginning.
It hurts my heart when I see on the news of people being hurt, tortured and killed. I abhor hearing the bullying that exists and is growing daily in our very own schools where our children go to learn.
Or kids being beaten in their homes. And as a result, often that abuse just rolls out a child who will commit abuse. The whole “hurt people hurt people” theory.
I came upon this verse in Micah: “GOD has already made it plain how to live, what to do,
and what God is looking for in men and women. It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor, be compassionate and loyal in your love,
And don’t take yourself too seriously-take God seriously. “
What if we all seriously taught that to our kids each day? What if it was ingrained in each of us?
Bringing up kids in the way of the LORD is a solution.
Not just creating kids who can parrot verses in a bible.... but rather, really living out the heart of the book of LIFE! Can you imagine the game changer this would be?
But, it will not happen here on earth. Peace love and joy will always be roadblocked by the evil that exists in this world!
And I thank GOD that JESUS has overcome this world, right?!?!
How’er, that is where we can do our best to fulfill Micah 6:8 and furthermore Luke 6:27-31, Proverbs 24:17, Romans 12:20
And boy oh boy does that list go on!
And practicing love like this in front of others.... truly shows the love of CHRIST.
Loving, even the one who has done the worst. Loving can be a simple prayer to GOD on an enemy’s behalf.
Yet, I fail daily. I get mad. Angry at the things I don’t agree with. Fuming when I see a loved one treated bad. Thinking evil thoughts against those who trespass against me.
But! I have JESUS. And I can try again! With HIM! To love!
I am Deni, short for Denise. I grew up in a Jewish home, in a Jewish neighborhood and a Jewish family. In 3rd grade we moved. We moved to a mostly non-Jewish area.... that is where JESUS found me. I say found me because I yet had not acknowledged it, but would find out later.......by grace, HE HELD ME ALL ALONG, just a lil Jewish girl from Philly.