Primitive Christianity Revived, Again
Mic 6:8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
This scripture came out of vocal ministry at our meeting a while back and has been a source of ongoing personal revelation for me since. The latest revelation of its depth was an aspect of "to walk humbly with they God?"
I have a grandson who is always eager to show me how much he knows. Whenever he learns something he tells me of his new found knowledge excitedly not realizing that what is new to him is old to me and the other Adults in his life (even if we have forgotten it and the excitement of its discovery has dimmed with time). He doesn't share this discovery humbly nor would I want him to. There's a joy to new discoveries whether it's that of a child learning something new or that of a bible reader having his spiritual eyes opened by a bible verse.
However, there is a different form of sharing one's knowledge which is far more condescending and elitist and that's proclaiming that your opinion of something is the one correct opinion. Sometimes we manifest this display of arrogance when we look down condescendingly on our unenlightened political opponents but more to the point we also do it to God when we decide the God of the Old Testament is not acceptable. That the real God is the one we see in the New Testament walking the streets of Jerusalem, healing the sick, protecting the prostitute, feeding the hungry. When we think we know who God is or what Love is and choose to ignore Yahweh, Jehovah, and I AM we fail to walk humbly before our God. Jesus said Judge not that ye be not judged. What kind of Judgment awaits us who judge God? If we can't reconcile an act of God in the Old Testament with the God we walk with daily, a simple acknowledgement of our limited ability to comprehend the universe should suffice for as Paul said in 1Co_13:12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.