Begin by reading these words from Micah 6:6-8 (CSB):
6 What can we bring to the Lord?
Should we bring him burnt offerings? Should we bow before God Most High with offerings of yearling calves?
7 Should we offer Him thousands of rams and ten thousand rivers of olive oil? Should we sacrifice our firstborn children to pay for our sins?
8 No, O people, the Yahuah has told you what is good, and this is what He requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.Micah 6:6-8 (NLT)
What should I bring before Yahuah when I come to bow before God on High?
Should I come before Him with burnt offerings, with year-old calves? Would Yahuah be pleased with thousands of rams or with ten thousand streams of oil?
Should I give my firstborn for my transgression, the offspring of my body for my own sin?
Mankind, He has told each of you what is good and what it is Yahuah requires of you:
• to act justly,
• to love faithfulness, and
• to walk humbly with your God.
The Lord Most High would remind each of us today, that there is nothing we can achieve through merit. At the very root of what he asks each one of us, is the call to surrender ourselves in obedience to Him. There is a call upon each one of us to mirror God’s character, which can only be done through the blood of Yahusha.
Our glorious Father says to us today:
My beloved ones, I would remind you today that there is nothing you can offer Me, nothing you can sacrifice, that would equal the cost of righteousness. This is why you must never forget the great weight, the great power, and the great love, found in the blood of My spotless Son. It is through My Son Yahusha, who reigns supreme, that you are empowered in all things. Because He reflects the true nature of My justice, you may act justly. Because of His great demonstration of faithfulness at the cross, you can access an understanding of faithfulness. Because of His demonstration of true humility, can you walk humbly alongside Me.
Don’t allow yourselves to be easily uprooted, distracted by the concepts of success and achievement that circle around you. Don’t allow yourself to be weighed down by a check-list mentality, making things more complicated than they need to be. Embrace the mentality of the Blood; look to the blood of Yahusha in all things, treasuring deep within yourself the truth of His majesty, righteousness, and goodness.
Prayer: Father, I am so sorry for where I have come at things from a check-list mentality. For where I have made things complicated, believing that I must manufacture Your goodness. Thank You Yahusha for the power of Your blood! The power that makes it possible for me to walk in justice, mercy, and humility. I declare today that I am set apart for You, Lord! May I be set apart for Your glory! May I be content in Your presence each and every day, Father, for what greater joy is there!
18 Where is another God like you, who pardons the guilt of the remnant, overlooking the sins of His special people? You will not stay angry with Your people forever, because You delight in showing unfailing love.
19 Once again You will have compassion on us. You will trample our sins under Your feet and throw them into the depths of the ocean!
20 You will show us Your faithfulness and unfailing love as You promised to our ancestors Abraham and Jacob long ago.Micah 7:18-20 (NLT)
8 First, Christ said, “You did not want animal sacrifices or sin offerings or burnt offerings or other offerings for sin, nor were You pleased with them” (though they are required by the law of Moses).
9 Then He said, “Look, I have come to do Your will.” He cancels the first covenant in order to put the second into effect.
10 For Yahuah’s will was for us to be made holy by the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ, once for all time.Hebrews 10:8-10 (NLT)