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Live Differently


Written by Dr. O. S. Hawkins, a contemporary author, retired pastor, and president of GuideStone Financial Resources. This is an excerpt from his work “What Does the Lord Require of You?”

Micah taught in a culture characterized by idolatry, immorality, and outright rebellion against worship of God. In fact, it was a culture much like the one we are experiencing today in America. Micah boldly proclaimed that certain things are “required” of those who follow the path of the Lord. First, we are required to “do justly.” And he was referring to much more than a ruling in a court of law — God requires that we are to live differently than those around us. Specifically, we should be both moral and ethical in our dealings with others.  Justice has become a popular byword among young evangelicals today, but Micah was emphasizing action over mere talk. It is not enough for God’s people to love justice and to be cheering from the grandstands for those people working for justice. each of us is required to “do justly,” to put justice into practice. What a difference it would make in our society today if more of us began to “do justly,” and rushed to the defense of those who are suffering in unjust circumstances and situations. Again, doing justly is a requirement, not a suggestion.


Written by St. Patrick (AD 385-461), a Christian missionary and bishop who served in Ireland.

God of all people,
You call on us today to loose the bonds of injustice,
to let the oppressed go free, to break every yoke.
Transform our lives and lead us to the peace and joy that is Easter!


The Glory of These Forty Days: From the Glory and Praise CD Library. The hymn dates to the 11th century and is often ascribed to Gregory the Great. others believe it to be of English origin.

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