Prayer: Thanks be to God who loves us. Amen
Reading: Micah 6:1-8 (Click to read text)
Stop and GROW: After reading the text, discuss/ponder the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which are part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers.
QUESTION 1: What scares, confuses, challenges, or doesn’t make sense to me in this text?
QUESTION 2: What delights me in this text or is my favorite part of the story?
QUESTION 3: What stories or memories does this text stir in me?
QUESTION 4: What is God up to in this text?
Reflection: It’s a court scene. The Lord and Israel are in contention. First God testifies. “I brought you out of Egypt. I set you free from your slavery. I sent leaders to guide you to the Holy Land. I have saved you. Just remember your history.” Now it is Israel’s turn to plead its case. “With what shall I come before the Lord?” Sounds to me like Israel concedes with no argument. It’s no contest.
And so it is. It is God who blesses, forgives, graces, saves. And as much as we may want to proclaim our case we have none. As much as we want to claim some right to God’s love, we have none. We come before God empty handed. Thanks be to a God who loves us. --Jim Bricker
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