Relationships


The Lord has told you what is good, and this what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8

There are so many relationships in our lives. Relationships with friends, family, boyfriends or husbands, co-workers, classmates, teachers, and more. Navigating these relationships can be tricky, since no one is perfect. Inevitably there will be times when relationships let us down, but they also have the power to build us up. In order to have healthy relationships, we can look to see what God’s Word says about them. In Micah, He says that we should “do what is right, love mercy, and walk humbly with God.” These three things sound simple, but when put into practice, they have the power to radically affect our relationships.

Do what is right

Write a friend an encouraging note. Be honest with someone who needs to hear Biblical, loving truth. Walk away from a relationship that isn’t honoring God. Doing what is right not only benefits your life, but will positively impact the people you are in relationships with.

Love Mercy

Forgive a friend for a harsh word. Be kind to a rude co-worker. By showing mercy, we reflect the grace that God pours out on us each day. People will let us down, and we will let others down, but through forgiveness, we can experience healing in our relationships.

Walk humbly with God

We cannot truly love others unless we love God first. Focus your heart on pursuing Him, and loving others will come naturally. When God’s love fills our heart, it overflows into our relationships and allows others to experience His love through us.

Reflection:

  1. Is there a relationship in your life where you need to show someone mercy?

  2. How can you take steps to put God first in your relationships so that His love overflows from your heart to others’ lives?

Dear Father,

Thank You so much that I get to have a relationship with You. May I always value our relationship more than anything else in this world. Please help me to do what is right, love mercy, and walk humbly with You, so that my faith and my relationships may be strengthened.

In Jesus’ name,

Amen

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