Presentation on theme: "WHAT DOES GOD WANT? Micah 6:1-8. Context of Micah Prophesied from 737- 696 Contemporary: Isaiah, Amos, & Hosea Prophesied to Jerusalem- Rebuked them about."— Presentation transcript:
WHAT DOES GOD WANT? Micah 6:1-8
Context of Micah Prophesied from Contemporary: Isaiah, Amos, & Hosea Prophesied to Jerusalem- Rebuked them about Dishonesty & Corruption Prophesied that The Messiah would come from Bethlehem Articulates EXACTLY what God wants from His people
WHAT DOES GOD WANT? This is the right question Begins with GOD The people were asking the wrong questions
Micah 6:6-7 “What can we bring to the Lord? What kind of offerings should we give him? Should we bow before God with offerings of yearling calves? Should we offer him thousands of rams and ten thousand rivers of olive oil? Should we sacrifice our firstborn children to pay for our sins?
What is Wrong with Their Questions The Heart behind their questions Their Pride Their Insincerity
Micah 6:8 No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God
What is TRULY GOOD In GOD’S EYES? The people in Micah’s time did not know- Micah had to tell them Christians today have an advantage Indwelling Holy Spirit convicts us
Why don’t we DO what is Right? So Far from God that we don’t know We choose not to We are afraid We are not willing to pay the cost
The Cross is the Mercy Seat
Walk Humbly WITH GOD Is it about me or NOT? Yes and No... It is about us but it is more about GOD... And it is ALL about an attitude of Humility
What God Does NOT want... CHEAP GRACE, GOOD INTENTIONS, OR A SHOW.