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Peacemaker Ministries Devotional: Justice, Kindness, Humility

by P. Brian Noble / April 6, 2020

Scripture 

He 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 6:8, ESV) 

Thoughts 

In this verse Micah tells us three things God requires of his believers. First, the Lord requires us to do justice. Second, he requires us to love kindness. Third, God requires us to walk humbly with him. 

In essence, this verse is a proclamation of what Jesus accomplished during his life here and on the Cross. Why? Because he fulfilled all God’s requirements his whole life and on the Cross. Look at the two verses that come just before verse 8: 

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, 

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? (Micah 6:6–7, ESV) 

Even while we are grateful that Jesus fulfilled the conditions of our salvation, we don’t ignore God’s requirements. If you’re committed to following Jesus, then you will do what Jesus did. He told us, “Take up your cross daily and follow me” (Luke 9:23). Jesus fulfilled justice; therefore, I will act justly. Jesus loved kindness and demonstrated mercy; my response is to be merciful. Jesus walked humbly before the Father; therefore, I will walk humbly. 

Application 

Justice, kindness (mercy), and humility are traits that need to be the hallmark of every relationship. Jesus has saved you. Now you are empowered by the Holy Spirit to blend justice, mercy, and humility in your interactions with people. How could you live out these three requirements of God in your relationships today? 

Prayer 

Lord, I’m so grateful for how you fulfilled God’s requirements for me. I want to please you by blending justice, mercy, and humility as I interact with people. Help me to walk humbly before you today. . . Continue praying. 

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P. Brian Noble

P. Brian Noble

P. Brian Noble is an everyday guy who loves Jesus. He has been married to his best friend, Tanya, for 20 years and they have four children; they currently reside in eastern Washington. Brian has a Master of Arts in missional leadership from Northwest University. He is the Executive Director/CEO of Peacemaker Ministries. An ordained minister for the past 20+ years (3 years as a Youth Pastor, 14 years as a Senior Pastor, and 4 years as an Executive Pastor), he proclaims hope through the gospel message as the Holy Spirit empowers believers in their daily walk. He believes in the power of the Word of God to transform lives. He has been a Certified Christian Conciliator since 2008, with 1000+ hours of conflict coaching and mediation experience. His caseload has ranged from husband and wife cases, to family farm, to public schools, and even county government. Brian has taught peacemaking in local jails and even internationally in Uganda. His hope is that every Christian reconciles their differences in a way that glorifies God. His hope is that every Christian recognizes they are a Peacemaker before they try to do peacemaking. Finally, his hope is that every Christian reconciles by making authentic peace that blends justice, mercy, and humility.