We get a glimpse of what goes beyond just believing to doing as we come to the First Reading for this Sunday. Here is an excerpt:
"He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you, but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?" Micah 6:8
The scene is one of a courtroom where God is bringing a case against Israel, The people were not living well in God's ways - there was bribery, misuse of prophesy, and other abuses. Now Micah comes on the scene to state that God is aware of such conditions. What God requires is not more burnt offerings or even human sacrifice (Micah 6: 6-7), but that the people would do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with their God.
Think about your own life? How are you living it out as a person of faith? Do you have a concern for justice - i.e., looking at where there are systemic problems versus just giving immediate aid? Do you show kindness toward others? Do you have a sincere way of being in communion with God? This Sunday invites us to examine our living as people of faith.
You may want to read Micah 6:1-8 in preparation for Sunday's worship. May God's blessing be upon your reading and worship this Sunday.