Date: September 29, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Micah 6:6-8 |

What the Bible Says is Real Religion

Martin Luther said the following, “The Bible is alive, it speaks to me; it has feet, it runs after me; it has hands, it lays hold of me.”

I. False religion says that we need to earn God’s favor (Micah 6:6-7)

In this first section of Micah’s message to the children of Israel, he addresses the veneer of religion which they had.

  • Outward deeds (Luke 11:37-41)
  • Sacrificial giving (Isaiah 1:5-15)
  • Self denial (1 Corinthians)

II. Real Religion says that we need to accept God’s formula (Micah 6:8)

  • Payment made – do justly - become justified (Psalm 32:1-2; Rom. 4:1-8)
  • Penalty released – love mercy – accept God’s mercy (Hosea 6:6; Ephesians 2:4; Titus 3:5)
  • Posture lowered – walk humbly – bow humbly in repentance (Luke 14:11; James 4:10)

A great example of true religion in the Bible – the Pharisee and the Publican (Luke 18:9-14)

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