THREE KEYS TO A GODLY LIFE

by Dr. MaryAnn Diorio

“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines
the course of your life.” ~ Proverbs 4:23

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Life is a matter of priorities. What we focus on will grow. So it behooves us to focus on the right things in life. 

Well, what are the right things? God answers this question in His Holy Word, in Micah 6: 8. Here is what He says: ” . . . what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?”

Three simple things, yet three things that will help us keep our priorities in tact and lead a Godly life: 

  1. To do justly. What does this mean? It means to treat others according to what is morally right. Justice is the virtue of treating others as we want to be treated. When we do justly, we are living a Godly life.
  2. To love mercy. Webster defines mercy as “compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is within one’s power to punish or harm.” Is there someone whom you wish to punish for having wronged you? If so, show that person mercy. God said that He will be merciful to us to the same degree that we are merciful to others. Let mercy triumph over judgment (James 2: 13).
  3. To walk humbly with our God.  What does it mean to walk humbly? According to Webster, it means to walk “in a way that shows or suggests a modest or low estimate of one’s importance.” So, to walk humbly with God means to recognize His supremacy over all things and our total dependence upon Him.

As we endeavor to implement these three simple things in our daily lives, we will be living a Godly life.

Now, it’s YOUR turn:  How has applying these three keys to our life changed your life?  Please leave a comment in the box below.

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Matters of the Heart is a weekly blog that deals with the deepest issues of the human heart, the issues we all face but sometimes don’t want to talk about. The heart is the programming center of our lives. What is programmed into our heart will affect every area of our lives. Learn how to discover what is in your heart and how to program your heart for success.

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