“No, O people, the LORD 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 6:8
Do you like to know what is expected right from the start? Similar to when our kids go back to school and the teacher gives them a syllabus for the year, we have been given one for life in this verse. We may fail, act in a way we should not, say things that are hurtful or turn our backs on love itself, but there is forgiveness for each one. There will probably be consequences, but there is grace in the midst.
As the new school year begins, maybe we should go back to class ourselves. If there are some subjects we are rusty in, like mercy and humility, I know a great place to learn. Open the scriptures and hear the Lord speak to you. Pray and ask for His help. He knows what is good and the best way for us to live. Who knows, He may even put us to work this year as the teachers aid, showing others love. Serving is a great place to start.
*Picture is from our oldest daughters Bible study group. The ones leaving for college, wash the feet of those still in school. Beautiful example!