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Divine Intentions
William Horace
William Horace
Sunday, October 30, 2022
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Hear now what the Lord says: “Arise, plead your case before the mountains, And let the hills hear your voice.

Hear, O you mountains, the Lord’s complaint, And you strong foundations of the earth; For the Lord has a complaint against His people, And He will contend with Israel.

“O My people, what have I done to you? And how have I wearied you? Testify against Me.

4 For I brought you up from the land of Egypt, I redeemed you from the house of bondage; And I sent before you Moses, Aaron, and Miriam.

5 O My people, remember now What Balak king of Moab counseled, And what Balaam the son of Beor answered him,
From Acacia Grove to Gilgal, That you may know the righteousness of the Lord.”

With what shall I come before the Lord, And bow myself before the High God? Shall I come before Him with burnt offerings, With calves a year old?

7 Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, Ten thousand rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression,The fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?

He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, To love mercy,
And to walk humbly with your God?

Sermon Notes:  What Does God Require of Thee 

 Today, our society is in a situation that is similar to the situation the prophet Micah wrote about.

We have lost our ability to function in society the way God wants us to live.

He wanted us to be a light to the world.

People should be able to look at us and see something wonderfully different about us-something different that was created by our faith in Christ. 

 In verses 6:8, Micah summarizes the laws of Moses into three commands.

Be fair to other people. Love kindness and loyalty, and humbly obey your God.

These few things are what God truly desires of His covenant people.