I have been meditating on Micah 6:8 quite a bit these last 2 weeks. If you are not familiar with the verse it says:
"He has shown you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justly,
To love mercy,
And to walk humbly with your God?"
I looked up the definition of justly. It means to do what is morally right or fair. So we are called to act with fairness, to do what is morally right.
Interesting that this is followed by a call to love mercy! Mercy is defined as compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is within one's power to punish or harm. A synonym for mercy is grace.
I am forever grateful that God loved mercy. He loved us enough that He sent His Son to die for us, to save us from what we deserved (hell) and to show us mercy and grace.
This gift of salvation allows us to truly walk humbly with our God.