Make Your Mark
3 – Walk
“He [God] has shown all you people what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8
To act justly means to follow God’s commands and apply them fairly
Love mercy means to treat offenders or those in distress with Godly compassion.
Walking humbly is understanding who God is that gives me a proper perspective on my life and circumstances.
1. Walk humbly based on Jesus’ example
“Don’t be selfish; don’t live to make a good impression on others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourself. Don’t think only about your own affairs, but be interested in others, too, and what they are doing. Your attitude should be the same that Christ Jesus had. Though he was God, he did not demand and cling to his rights as God. He made himself nothing; he took the humble position of a slave and appeared in human form. And in human form he obediently humbled himself even further by dying a criminal’s death on a cross.” Philippians 2:3-8
2. Walk humbly because of Jesus’ expectation
“How terrible it will be for you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you are careful to tithe even the tiniest part of your income, but you ignore the important things of the law – justice, mercy, and faith. You should tithe, yes, but you should not leave undone the more important things.” Matthew 23:23
“Whoever claims to live in Him must walk as Jesus did.” 1 John 2:6
3. Walk humbly knowing the world is watching
“If you love me, obey my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor, who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world at large cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you do, because he lives with you now and later will be in you. No, I will not abandon you as orphans – I will come to you. In just a little while the world will not see me again, but you will. For I will live again, and you will, too. When I am raised to life again, you will know that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.” John 14:16-20
- How has this “Make Your Mark” series challenged you to think about your faith and the impact you are making? What changes has it brought to your life?
- Why do you think humility is so important to our faith? What does it show the world?
- How was Jesus the perfect example of humility?
- What does it look like for your to grow in humility? How is it really a by product of growing in your faith?
- What are some ways you can walk humbly even this week?