Walk Humbly / by The Black Lex Luthor

Micah 6:8 (New International Version, ©2010)

8 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[a] with your God.

What does it mean to act justly? Is this requirement something that we have forgotten? There is so much injustice in the world, not only to the people, but to the planet. We violate one another and we violate the nature of the world. And if we were humble, we would respect the nature of ourselves and the planet by carefully utilizing our resources so there is something left for our children. Yet we obliterate our legacy by following a self-destructive cycle of capitalism. We continually drill for oil that we have verifiable substitutes for; we conduct obscene research and put impurities into our bodies. Where is our humility, when we all but spit in the face of our Lord?

I pray for strength; true strength, mentally and physically. I find that I am getting older and my body feels more frail than ever. I look for way to combat the issues I face, I can only look towards God. I know I can only count on what He has promised, therefore I try to retain my humility and traverse this planet as a stronger, spiritual being. This is difficult, for there are obstacles in the world that deter you each day from the purpose God has given.

I hope that you all find your way to your own, and cultivate the gifts God has bestowed upon you. Reach out each day and work with them, showing love for God and full appreciation. Love your friends and family; be merciful and forgiving as God forgave us. Bring justice to those that have none, for God has shown us what is good. Be humble and respectfully follow his guidelines.