Bowing down before the Almighty God on High

Micah 6 v 6 – 8

6“With what shall I come before the LORD, and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before Him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old?
7Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?”
8He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Micah shows to us:

  1. The Christian’s life is to bow before the LORD.

  2. Our best sacrifices cannot atone for our sins.

  3. The LORD our God is a consuming fire – we cannot come to Him with just anything.

  4. God required of Israel (and therefore Christians) to:

    a. Do justice.
    b. Love kindness.
    c. Walk humbly with their God.

  5. God in Christ Jesus did what we cannot do.

  6. There is no better – in fact no other thing – with which you can come and bow down before God than the cross of Jesus Christ.