Micah 6:8b completely explains how we are supposed to live as Christ’s followers on this earth. The verse reads: “…this is what He requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.”
For the next three weeks we’re going to take a look into what each of these charges mean.
This week, we’re going to look at what it means “to do what is right.”
Martin Luther King once said: “On some positions, cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’ And vanity comes along and asks the question, ‘Is it popular?’ But Conscience asks the question, ‘Is it right?”
Knowing What is Right
So how do we do what is right? We look to Jesus as an example.
In 2 Thessalonians 3:13, the Apostle Paul says to “never tire of doing what is right.” Jesus never went for the easy or popular solution, instead He always did the right thing and lead the right way. There are countless examples of this in the New Testament, including the woman at the well and His dealings with religious leaders.
Purge the wrong
In Matthew 5:29-30, Jesus says: “If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you/ for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than the whole body be cast into Hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into Hell.”
Doing what is right also means getting rid of that which is not right in our lives. This means attitude, language, and actions. Also, it means what we are consuming or feeding our minds and spirit.