1Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God…
5And they exceeded our expectations: They gave themselves first of all to the Lord, and then by the will of God also to us.
Micah 6:6-8 NLT.
6 What can we bring to the Lord? Should we bring him burnt offerings? Should we bow before God Most High with offerings of yearling calves? 7 Should we offer him thousands of rams and ten thousand rivers of olive oil? Should we sacrifice our firstborn children to pay for our sins? 8 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.
1. DO WHAT IS RIGHT
1 Peter 3:8-9,
8 Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. 9 Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.
2. LOVE MERCY
Mercy is - compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is within one's power to punish or harm
3. WALK HUMBLY WITH OUR GOD
Colossians 3:12 says,
12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
“God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”
10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up