Act justly . . . love mercy . . . walk humbly.
                             —Micah 6:8

Lots of Lists: Top sports teams list. Academy Award winners list. New York Times best-seller list. Fortune 500 list.

If you’re like me, you have list fatigue.

But some lists are worthy of attention. Mahatma Gandhi had his list of Seven Deadly Sins:

  • Wealth without work
  • Pleasure without conscience
  • Knowledge without character
  • Commerce without morality
  • Science without humanity
  • Worship without sacrifice
  • Politics without principle

And there are lists in the Bible that we should not ignore:

  • A list of things God hates (Prv 6:16–19).
  • A list of the fruit of the Spirit (Gal 5:22–23).
  • A list of the qualities of a maturing Christian (2 Pt 1:5–8).

Then there’s Micah’s short list of the three essentials: “What does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

Choose your list carefully and
live by it relentlessly.

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