Walk Humbly With Your God
In Micah 6:8, we are told that God wants us to “do Justice”, “love mercy” and “walk humbly with your God.” There are two thing in that last phrase that we should look at. What does it mean to walk with God and how do you do it humbly?
Walking is mentioned quite a lot in the Bible. We are to walk in the light, walk in the Word, walk in peace, walk in love ... and walk with God.
We really don’t walk much any more. We drive to work, take public transportation or car pool, but we seldom walk to get to where we are going. That was not the case 2000 years ago when the Bible was written. People walked everywhere. When Jesus taught, He would walk from village to village. When He went somewhere, His disciples went with Him.
They walked with Him, literally following in His footsteps. Wherever He went, they went , too. So, when the Bible talks about walking with God, it means to go where God goes. Follow Him, listen to His words, love those whom He loves, help those whom He helps.
Being a follower of Jesus is not just an analogy, it is a literal description of what a disciple does. The follower goes where the teacher goes. That’s what we are supposed to be doing. We are supposed to walk with Him and follow Him.
John, one of those who actually walked with Jesus, described it like this:
1 John 2:6
“The one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.”
Our greatest goal is to humble ourselves and walk as Jesus walked. If we are going to call ourselves Christians, God expects us to walk in His steps.