Manage episode 282815208 series 2333390
It’s been said that in the Fruit of the Spirit list, all of them collectively practically define the nature of Christ.
Even David the shepherd knew his Messiah was coming. Remember what he said about his loving God? He said, “Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life.” We instinctively know what goodness is. It’s a kind touch, a gentle word, a gift that was unexpected.
Micah 6:8 says, “He has told you, o man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you but to act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
And in life, we understand the distinction between good and evil – these two forces always warring with each other. The key thing to remember in this conflict, is that God is good – and infinitely stronger than evil. That’s important to remember, as we see injustice.
What did Micah tell us? That goodness is wrapped up in the choices we make. Oppose injustice. Love what is kind. And be humble. The truth is, all of us have been given so much good by our good God, that it should be second nature to model that for those we meet in our journey.
Lord, thank you for your sweet goodness. Sustain us with that goodness for the journey. In Jesus’ name. Amen.