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 6:8
The words of this scripture are significant to me in a number of ways. I have heard them most recently in the song by Casting Crowns entitled “Courageous,” featured in the movie of the same name. This scripture is the key verse for the Union University School of Social Work, from which I graduated. It is but one of many scriptural iterations of what pleases God in our daily lives.
To love mercy requires that we be satisfied with God’s sense of satisfaction, exacting no more from anyone than He does. It also requires each of us to realize that no greater price has been exacted from us than what He has required for wrongs done, mistakes made. People may be cruel, but Christ is not. And I must love His mercy by following His example, not man’s.