Veteran pastor and scholar James C. Howell skillfully unpacks one of the most powerful verses in the Old Testament, Micah 6:8: "What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?" In a concise yet engaging manner, Howell illuminates the original context in which this verse was written, asking questions such as:
Howell draws his readers into the original experience of the prophet's audience, and demonstrates how Micah's message can still guide us in our lives today.
- Who was Micah?
- What was going on when he spoke?
- How did his listeners receive what he said—and how do we?
- Who is this God who requires?
- What might justice, kindness, and humility look like for us?
A Study Guide is also included in this book, making it a wonderful resource for both group and individual use.
Read James C. Howell's blog post on Gathering Voices.