7.2.2020 – what the Lord requires

what the Lord requires
act justly and love mercy
walk humbly with God

From the Bible Verse:

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8 (NIV)

Or as it was tweeted out today by WNBA star, Maya Moore who prefers the Holman Christian Standard Bible:

Mankind, He has told you what is good and what it is the Lord requires of you: to act justly, to love faithfulness, and to walk humbly with your God.
Micah 6:8 (HCSB)

MS. Moore was celebrating.

Celebrating not a sports milestone or sports victory.

But a victory for mankind.

A victory for all of us.

Ms. Moore is from around here in Gwinnett County,

She graduated from Collins Hill High School.

I have a son and a daughter who graduated from Collins Hill High School.

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Ms. Moore, 30, led Collins Hill to four consecutive state championships appearances, winning three, and was named Miss Georgia Basketball in 2007. At Connecticut, Moore was part of back-to-back national championship teams in 2009-10 and a two-time national player of the year. After being selected with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 WNBA draft by the Lynx, Moore went on to win four league championships and was named Rookie of the Year, WNBA MVP, a six-time all-star, a three-time all-star MVP and five-time all-WNBA first team among her accolades. She was also part of two Olympic gold medal winning teams for the United States in 2012 and 2016.

She has accomplished some amazing things.

On Monday, she witnessed a judge in Missouri overturn the conviction of Jonathan Irons, whose appeal of 50-year sentence for burglary and assault had been backed by Ms. Moore.

Ms. Moore took leave from her basketball career to take up the cause of Jonathon Irons.

Ms. Moore heard about the Irons case 5 years ago and has been working on Mr. Irons behalf since then.

Monday she heard Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green rule that prosecutors had suppressed evidence in the case against Irons, who was tried and convicted as an adult at the age of 16 in 1997, and spent 23 years in prison. He was convicted of breaking into a home outside St. Louis and shooting the homeowner hiding in a closet. Green called the prosecution’s case “very weak and circumstantial at best” with no physical evidence linking Irons to the crime and eyewitness testimony that was “dotted with inconsistencies.”

How has she accomplished these things?

Interviewed on National TV, Ms. Moore wore a T Shirt that said;

Do Justice

Love Mercy

Walk Humbly.

Micah 6:8

Do Justice

Love Mercy

Love Humbly.

Pretty demanding isn’t it.

Forget the T shirt, carve this on my heart.

Ms. Moore tweeted another verse today.

Let Justice Roll Like a River today (Amos 5:24)

Amen.

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