Act & Love & Walk
November 9, 2018
This week at chapel, the middle school students listened to a message from Ms. McKinney about the book of Micah. She began the chapel with a question, “What should I bring before God?” She gave an example regarding this question: if Korea had a king instead of a president and we were to give him a gift, then what should we give to him? She said she would give a gift that comes from her heart. This week’s theme was , “Act, Love, and Walk”, and the key vocabulary word was justice which means a just behaviour or treatment.
Micah wrote this book in order to warn the people of different kingdoms that God’s judgment is coming. In Micah 3:8, Micah explains his status by saying “But as for me, I am filled with power, with the Spirit of the Lord, and with justice and might, to declare to Jacob his transgression, to Israel his sin.” He is saying that God is going to judge Israel but not Micah, because he is filled with the Spirit of the Lord. Micah, however, tells them that God is going to restore His people and bring them back to the new Jerusalem, so there is hope. In Micah 6:8, Micah mentions that God’s judgment will come again, but hope for them will come again, too. At the end of the book, Micah tells the people to obey God.
To act justly we need to be impartial, truthful, and lawful. In James 1:1-13, it states, “My brothers, show no partiality… But if you show partiality, you are committing sin…” To help us to act justly, we should learn how to treat others fairly, and use this verse as guidance in helping us remember this important command.
To love mercy we have to forgive easily. In Ephesians 4:32, it states, “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave us.” We need to show kindness to others, even our enemies, because God had forgive us everytime.
To walk humbly we have to seek God and pray often. In Psalms 16:11, it states, “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” To walk humbly, we need to thank God for our accomplishments.
The main verse of the chapel was, Micah 6:8, which states, “And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with you God”.