This one year study thru the Bible for kids is designed to hit the highlights and provide practical application. I encourage you to read the whole section of scripture (Micah 6) while we focus in on just a few verses.
Background: Micah prophesied to the northern tribes of Israel. They were wicked and had turned their backs on God. Like many other prophets, along with warnings of impending judgement, Micah provides words of hope for future restoration.
God stands as a judge of the people of Judah. They have forgotten His protection and blessings and now are trying to make up for it with sacrifices that don’t come from the heart.
Ask the children…
What does Micah tell the people that God really wants from them?
“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 )
God wants our hearts and our hands. If we disobey God by rebelling or obey but with a resentful heart, this is not pleasing to God. He wants us to do right because we have experienced His mercy for our sins and we desire to extend that same mercy to others.
Ask your children if they are experiencing God’s love in their hearts? How do they know? Tell them they will know when that love of God for them begins to express itself through their love for others. Reread Micah 6:8 and discuss how this truth is found in the New Testament words of John 13:34.
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