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When I was a little girl and learning about “God” in church school, I remember wondering what I could do to make God happy ?

So — Perhaps I should color a picture for God? Show God my latest ballet moves? (True story!)

Prophets critiqued every area of life — from politics to religious practices of the day.

They were fed up with a corrupt system in which judges accepted bribes and made unjust decisions.

They were fed up with the rich making money off the backs of the poor.

They were fed up when those same folks went through the motions of being religious but in actuality their hearts were far from God.

Micah basically asks that same question …. “What can we do to make God happy?”

Shall we bring burnt offerings? 10,000 rivers of oil?? Give our firstborn child???


The answer :