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Thursday, August 30, 2007

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emma

I guess the question then is what does it look like to flesh out/live out justice and mercy?

Out of interest, what did Balak counsel?

That Hideous Man

Micah 6:8 is a special verse to many people.

For me, it was what I spoke on at my step-grandfather's funeral last year. It seemed to summarize everything that he stood for, and exemplified too.

Paul

thanks brodie, justice and mercy as both an orientation/direction and as the journey itself and why we need help on the journey - following the way/life/truth of Christ. Inspiring challenging stuff!

brodie

emma - you can read what Balak counseled in Numbers 22 - 25. Basically the king of Moab (Balak) sends for the prphet Balaam son of Beor. Balak wants Balaam to curse Israel that he might defet them in war. Eventually Balaam agrees to go and meet Balak (there's the incident with the talking donkey on the way)but Balaam blesses Israel because he will only speak what God gives him to speak.
So basically Micah is reminding his listeners that Gof is faithful, He is for them. Even under extreem provication to curse them God blessed them.

emma

Cheers for the summary Brodie.

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