Text: :“He hath shown thee oh 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.
Comment: The text shows that God Almighty requires his worshippers to be just and to have a forgiving spirit. It further states that the Lord expects us to work humbly with our God. Humility is so important in that if a man is not humble, he will find it difficult to accept his fault. Whereas he was directed to destroy the Amalekites and leave nothing alive, Saul spared the king Agag, “and the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, and of the fatlings, and the lambs, and all that was good”. (1 Samuel 15:8-10) When his faults were pointed out to him he insisted he had kept the word of the Lord, but when asked about the sheep and oxen he brought back, he said it was the people who brought them and later said it was to make sacrifices to God. He was then told “…Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.” – 1 Samuel 15:22.
In the case of David, when he was corrected for his sins, he did not engage in self-justification but being a humble man begged for forgiveness, which was granted, though at some costs to him. (2 Samuel 12: 1-18) Thus, in God's service, the humble and teachable ones will overcome their trials and learn from their mistakes but those who are proud will face humiliation and doom. – John 9:39-41; Psalm 32:5; 38:18.