Love God Greatly: To Do Justice, To Love Kindness, To Walk Humbly

Devotional

We meet the prophet Micah in today's verses. He was from Moresheth, near Gath, about twenty-five miles southwest of Jerusalem. Micah prophesized social justice in a time when the rich people were buying small farms, affecting the poor. As the other prophets had done, he pointed out the sin of the people and called them to repentance. 


Micah was a prophet during the reigns of Jotham (750–735), Ahaz (735–715), and Hezekiah (715–686). We see today three very different kings that represent three types of believers. 


King Jotham was not a very bad king, but he didn't fully commit to God and didn't stop the idolatry of the people as they continued to follow corrupt practices. King Ahaz was openly against God and King Hezekiah genuinely loved God.


What kind of Christian are you? Are you fully committed to following God and His commands, like King Hezekiah? Are you living according to the world as King Ahaz? Or are you somewhere in between, putting God aside and remembering Him only on Sunday services and special occasions, like King Jotham? I wish I could say that I’m 100% living like King Hezekiah, but I must admit that I´m more often like Jotham.


Dear God, help me live a fully committed life to You. Help me be a devoted woman with a heart that loves You to the fullest. In Jesus’ name, Amen.