The Bible passage for meditation, prayer, and reflection for the week of October 8-14, 2017, is Micah 6:6-8. Micah, like many prophets, foretold of Israel’s destruction because she had abandoned the way of the Lord, choosing instead to worship false gods and follow the demands of godless leaders. In this week’s reading, Micah answers a question that many were asking, that many are still asking: What does God want?
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? Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams or 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? He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:6-8, AMP)
What does God want? Is it a question you have ever asked? Everyone struggles with this question at some point in their life. What does God want from me? Micah’s answer then is still a valid answer today. As you meditate on, pray over, and reflect upon this week’s verse, consider if you are asking the wrong question. You know what God wants. How are you going to give it to Him?