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I never wanted There's Life to be a political or even religious instance. But rather a place where we discuss God, His teachings, and how they apply to our lives. In the end, what else matters?

@josias

What can we learn about God in this verse? What does He want us to do?

Micah 6:8 (NASB)

He has told you, O man, what is good;

And what does the Lord require of you

But to do justice,

to love kindness,

And to walk humbly with your God?

@b2e We must follow God and remember our place compared to Him.

@b2e That is a part of following God. Since He is the definition of justice.

@b2e When we follow His will, we cannot be doing anything but justice.

@josias
In practice - in action, we can do things to bring about justice here on earth.
Advocate for the poor, the fatherless and widows.
Speak up and defend those being
harmed ie:
unborn
trafficked people
slaves
persecuted
etc
We can pray and ask our Father to bring justice for those being oppressed and killed:

Psalms 82:8

Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.

@b2e I totally agree with you. But it is all meaningless if we are standing up for justice while not focusing on God directly. Not just as some figure in the sky, but as a real being who is in ultimate control of everything, and wants a personal relationship with each of us.

(I have been reading Andrew Murray lately)

@josias

Good author to read. One of my favorites.

His book "Humility" is excellent!

Everything should flow from our intimacy with God. He is the vine, we are the branches. Without Him we can't do anything of eternal importance. It will all be hay, wood and stubble.

@josias

I've got no problem with this at all. But any instance having a particular focus will need occasional reminders of what that is. Nothing harsh, just reminders. Some may wonder about the distinction between being religious and talking about God. I'm guessing the difference is between talking about theology (however great that is) and talking about the movement of that Spirit in our lives and experiences.

@malanrich Exactly. Theology and politics are fine, as long as they are centered around Christ and life in the Spirit. Everything is useless if the Spirit is not active in our lives. Religious words or teachings are meaningless without the presence of the living God.

@josias The concept of the sheep and goats;
I look at our existance as if God's the lutimate teacher of the class and that the ones who inherit His kingdom will "graduate" to an eternity lifetime by receiving his diploma,
whereas the goats will fall short in failure that they could have prevented by just staying right and obedient with the Father who art in Heaven, His begotten son and the Holy Ghost.

@BlindHedgehog @josias you say, "just" as though it's easy and doesn't cost you *everything*

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