Posted by: MTR | January 18, 2010

Micah Mandate

In 1917, when American troops were preparing to sail across the seas in order to take to the battlefields of France and Belgium in the first World War, the New York Bible Society asked Theodore Roosevelt to inscribe a message in the pocket New Testament that each of the soldiers would be given. The great man happily complied. And he began by giving a striking Biblical call for a life of balance, what he called Micah mandate.”He has shown you, O man, what is good and what the Lord requires of you, but to do justice and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God” Micah 6:8
Saying that the whole teaching of the New Testament is actually foreshadowed in Micah’s verse, he exhorted the men to “lead the world in both word and deed through unimpeachable moral uprightness.”


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