God Calls Us To Mission
Read: Micah 6:6-8
We present many offerings to God. We are called to offer money, time, talents, and our praise to God. It can be easy to think that when we give what we have, we are earning God’s love. This week, you have had the opportunity to offer all of those things to God. You paid to come, you gave up a week to be here, you offer your physical labor throughout the day, and you offer your praises to God each morning and evening. It is easy to think that by offering these to God, we are earning God’s favor, or even God’s love.
But as the passage in Micah shows us, the truest offering we can give to God – the one God wants most – is justice, mercy, and humility. Every other gift we present is nothing compared to ensuring that others receive justice. Everything we have to give is meaningless if we don’t show mercy. And if our gifts do not come from a sense of humility, we have already “received our reward in full.” As you serve and give this week, remember that you are offering justice and mercy – and that when you offer them to God’s children, you offer them to God.
If the greatest gifts we can offer God are justice, mercy, and humility, how can you offer those here? How can you be better about offering those at home?
God of Mercy, help me to open myself to being an instrument of your justice and mercy, and to remember that the glory for all that I do belongs to You.