Ever’day I’m Hustlin’ | Wednesday – Part 3

Pastor Chris continues in our “Ever’day I’m Hustlin’ series with Part 3, Wednesday. One of the worst days in school is syllabus day. That first day you walk into your class and the professor or teacher hands you a sheet or sheets of paper outlining everything that you are about to take on for the next semester. Ugh! So many books, so many papers, so many exams and so many projects. Wow! How am I going to be able to finish all of this??? But this is what is asked of you if you want to receive credit or a grade in that particular class. We find ourself in a similar place with our jobs. Considering all of the time that we give at our place of employment, there are job descriptions, responsibilities, and outcomes  by which your boss, human resources department and upper leadership will measure you by. You might find yourself asking the question, “What is required of me?” But have you ever asked the question, “What does the Lord require of me?” Diving into the Old Testament in a book in the Minor Prophets we find a man who had been called by God to be His voice to the Israelite people. Micah who lived in the 8th Centry BC, lived in the shadow of the big city and temple location of Jerusalem. He found that the people living in steep rebellion and sin were just coming to church (The Temple) and doing their worship thing, checking the box, and then going an living a life not in line with what God has asking. Micah, seeing this disconnect, writes and tell the people in Micah 6:8 exactly what the Lord requires of them in their life of worship. “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8) I really like what the Message translation says, “But he’s already made it plain how to live, what to do, what God is looking for in men and women. It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor, be compassionate and loyal in your love, And don’t take yourself too seriously—take God seriously.” (Micah 6:8 MSG) 3 things is what the Lord asks of all of His followers: To Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly. Follow along as Pastor Christ unpacks what these 3 look like in the places where we labor, love, and live.

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