Micah 5:1-7:20; Revelation 7:1-17; Psalm 135:1-21; Proverbs 30:5-6
“With what shall I come before the Lord and blow down before the exalted God?
Shall I come before him with burnt offerings,
with calves a year old?
Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams,
with ten thousand rivers of oil?
Shall I offer my first-born for my transgressions,
the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
“He has showed you, O man, what is good!
And what does the Lord require of you
to do justice,
and to love kindness
and to walk humbly with your God?”
Wow! What if we had to add the Lord God Almighty to our Christmas shopping list? What does someone who owns everything in the entire world want?
He wants our hearts.
Wholly devoted to Him.
Loving Him above all else.
Showing merciful kindness to those around us.
Recognizing that we ourselves are without the resources to love Him as He desires to be loved and worshiped and adored.
Humbling acknowledging our need for the Savior who came down from Heaven and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, died and was buried, rose from the dead and ascended into Heaven and will come again to judge the living and the dead.
Lord God, you showed us Your Heart through Your Son, Jesus Christ–may we, through faith, give you ours. May we act justly, love kindness (and show it) and walk humbly with you. For Jesus’ sake, Amen.