He has shown you, o mortal, 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.
Instead, he gave us his Word to help guide us. The Bible tells us how to live. It tells us God's will.
1) Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength. Love your neighbor as yourself. (Matthew 12:29-31)
3) Act justly, love mercy, walk humbly with God.
4) Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. (i Thessalonians 5:16-18)
And there are a lot more. But I tend to always drift back to these three verses. They outline a life that is focused on maintaining relationships with God and with the world around us. God created us solely with this purpose in mind. He wanted to have a relationship with us. Period.
The other week we talked about what it meant to 'walk humbly with your God'. I drive my daughter to school every Monday through Friday at about the same time. And almost every morning I see the same people out running or walking. There are two ladies I see almost everyday. They are walking along quickly and talking the whole time. I can only imagine what they are talking about. But I am sure it probably covers almost every topic under the sun. I am sure they talk about the good and the bad, their hopes and dreams, who made them angry the other day or what they plan to do to celebrate some event. Over the two years I have seen them walking, I am sure they have become closer friends.
Another story, this one from the book of Genesis. There was a man named Enoch. He is only briefly mentioned in the Bible. It talks of him being the father of Methusaleh and the fact he lived 365 years. And then there is this:
Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.
We all are called to walk with God. He wants to be that person we talk with about everything. He wants to be that person we feel so comfortable with we can yell and cry and cheer and confide in and seek advice with. Each and every step along the way of our life.