Day Six – Walking humbly with God

Today’s Scripture: Proverbs 11:2, Amos 3:3

The third requirement God spoke through the prophet Micah is to walk humbly with your God. This causes me to ask—when we walk with someone else, who leads? Who determines the direction? Who sets the pace? How far will we walk?

When my husband and I go for a walk, we plan the route together, whether it’s the nearby track or a simple walk around the neighborhood. I must quicken my pace to keep up with him because his legs are much longer than mine. While we walk, we talk. But when our walk concludes, we go about our individual activities.

Too often we treat the Lord like a sporadic walking partner. We plan a route, set the pace, talk a bit, then go our separate ways until next time. Those “walking gaps” are what allow pride to creep in. The concept of walking humbly with God means it’s a continuous activity—not a periodic plan.

I’m not sure it’s possible to walk with God without being humble. Pride separates, but humility unites. The prophet Amos asked the question, “Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so?” Once we agree to walk with God, we choose to let Him set the direction and the pace. His will overtakes ours. If we agree to walk with Him, humility will follow.

What a difference one preposition makes.

  • Who is someone you know walks humbly with God? What is it about that person’s life that you would like to emulate?
  • What do you need to adjust in your life so you can fulfill the requirement of walking humbly with God?