Do Justice. Love Kindness. Walk Humbly.
by Bob Schwartz
Whether you are faithful, less so, or not so at all, you probably recognize the value of a compass.
The Roy Moore situation seems one of the many these days where some people, for various reasons, seem to have lost their compass or even thrown it away.
For people of any faith or none, the words of Micah 6:8 can be one such compass. Nowhere in the Bible is there a more compact directional message. The Jewish Study Bible says, “This didactic saying is one of the most influential and often quoted sayings in prophetic literature. It was considered as a possible compendium of all the mitzvot.”
So for Roy Moore, the people of Alabama, the people of America, here it is:
He has told you, O mortal, what is good;
and what does the LORD require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?
Micah 6:8 (NRSV)