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? (ESV)
Micah shows to us:
- The Christian’s life is to bow before the LORD.
- Our best sacrifices cannot atone for our sins.
- The LORD our God is a consuming fire – we cannot come to Him with just anything.
- God required of Israel (and therefore Christians) to:
a. Do justice.
b. Love kindness.
c. Walk humbly with their God.
- God in Christ Jesus did what we cannot do.
- 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.