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The Justice That Seeks and Saves, Part Two

What does the LORD require of you? To act justly, love mercyand walk humbly with your God (Micah 6:8). For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost (Luke 19:10). Are you catching echoes of the prodigal son story in the story of Zacchaeus? A son who has "un-son-ed" himself based on his attitudes and behavior a good shepherd/good Father who seeks the return a...

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The Justice That Seeks and Saves, Part One

What does the LORD require of you? To act justly, love mercyand walk humbly with your God (Micah 6:8). For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost (Luke 19:10 As we have been attending to the perhaps familiar "Zacchaeus story" this week, it's important to set it in its wider context. Good Bible reading doesn't just attend to a given passage, it also notices...

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A Wee Little Dose of Justice

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does theLordrequire of you? To act justlyand to love mercy and to walk humblywith your God (Micah 6:8). And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, "Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor. And if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I restore it fourfold" (Luke 19:8). The story of Zacchaeus the tax collector...

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Original-Identity Restoration

He has showed you, O man, 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). Jesus said to him (Zacchaeus), "Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. For the son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost" (Luke 19:9-10). Scripture tells us of two...

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Lessons from a Little Guy

Do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God. (Micah 6:8) (Luke 19:1-10) [Editor's note: we're continuing our Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly series, diving this week into the story of Zacchaeus in Luke 19. I think you'll find that our writers will help you see that there's more to this story than we thought!] "Zacchaeus was a wee little man, a wee little m...

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Waiting for Mercy

Do justice, love mercy, walk humbly with your God (Micah 6:8). "Please come put your hands on my dying little girl and heal her," Jairus asked.So Jesus went with him. A large crowd followed. And a woman (Mark 5:23-25). The waiting is the hardest part: waiting for lab results, for the doctors to evaluate them, for the doctors to finally get to you and give you the news t...

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All Wrapped in Bandages

And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with our God (Micah 6:8). ...one of the synagogue rulers, named Jairus...fell at (Jesus') feet and pleaded earnestly with him, "My little daughter is dying. Please come and put your hands on her so that she will be healed and live." So Jesus went with him... And a woman...who had bee...

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The Sweet Solace of Mercy

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does theLordrequire of you?To act justlyand to love mercy and to walk humblywith your God (Micah 6:8). He went in and said to them,"Why all this commotion and wailing? The child is not dead but asleep." But they laughed at him. After he put them all out, he took the child's father and mother and the disciples who were wit...

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Mercy is Magnetic

He has shown you what is good and what the Lord requires of you -- do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8 When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an impure spirit came from the tombs to meet him When Jesus had again crossed over by boat to the other side of the lake, a large crowd gathered around him while he was by the lake Then one of the s...

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Love Mercy

What does the LORD require of you, but to do justice,love mercy and walk humbly with your God (Micah 6:8). Why doesn't Micah 6:8 instruct us to do mercy (act mercifully), just as it tells us to do justice (act justly)? Why are we to love mercy? We're taking Micah's three verbs in reverse order. Last week we looked at the third, walk humbly with your God. This week we'll ...

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