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Walk Humbly With God


Written by David Kool and Andrew Ryskamp, contemporary leaders of the “Faithward” mission. This is an excerpt from their article “How to Apply Micah 6:8 to Your Life.”

To “walk humbly with God” is the basis for loving mercy and doing justice. Because of what God has done, we fully invest in healing the world around us through mercy and justice. Cultivating our walk with God provides the power and passion for us to fully engage—it grounds everything else we do. The “walk” metaphor is used often in Scripture to describe the overall direction one’s life is heading. In Deuteronomy, there are a number of references to walking in the way of the Lord, several psalms refer to a walk being blameless, and 1 John encourages us to walk in the light. This poetic picture envisions a comfortable relationship of presence with God and a life that fits into that path.  The adverb “humbly” moves us away from arrogance and the egocentric need to always be better than others, to the simple acceptance of the gifts that God has placed within us. The hymn “Trust and Obey” might come to mind: “When we walk with the Lord in the light of his Word, what a glory he sheds on our way! While we do his goodwill, he abides with us still, and with all who will trust and obey.” 


Written by Girolamo Savonarola (1452-1498), an Italian Dominican friar and preacher active in Florence. He was known for his prophecies of civic glory, the destruction of secular art and culture and his calls for Christian renewal.

Create a clean heart in me, O God: a humble heart, a meek heart, a peaceful heart, a benevolent heart, a devout heart which does evil to no one, which does not repay evil for evil, but overcomes evil with good, which loves you above all things, thinks always about you, speaks about you, gives you thanks, delights in hymns and spiritual songs, and has its citizenship in heaven. Amen.


Trust and Obey:  Performed by The Vagle Brothers.  This hymn was written by the music director of the Moody Bible Institute, Professor Daniel B Towner in 1887. A young man had just given his life to the Lord Jesus at one of Dwight D. Moody’s revival meetings when Towner overheard him saying “I am not quite sure—I am going to trust and obey.”

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