THE REALITY OF REASSURANCE
‘He has shown you. O man, what is good’. So what does the Lord require of you?
He asks us to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God. (Micah 6/8). The most important word, ‘require’ indicates a relationship request. Sometimes this takes a tough emotional toll to get to where a relationship with the Lord means ‘letting go’ of such things as rejection, lack of reality, past wounds, release of control, seeking humility to life changes, reaction issues from anger responses, to listening and acceptance.
Yet God requires of us the above three, act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with God the righteous. It is a simple request but powerful in its instruction. Do you notice how many of the above words begin with ‘R’? There is another word where God promises recompense of a heavenly reward if we so much as offer a cold drink of water to a person who thirsts. It is often in observing the simplicity of actions that God teaches us of his love for his believers. But what of the unbelievers who shook the dust from their feet in Acts 13/46-48 having rejected the word of God? The disciples knew not all hearts could be changed, as we do today, but we who do believe are reassured of eternal life and that ‘R’ word equates as ‘REVALUATION and REJOICING’.