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How do you earn God's love and favor?
There are any number of ideas. In Micah's time, the right sacrifice might have been one idea, in the hopes that the Lord might smell the aroma wafting to the heavens and be pleased with the one who thought to give it. Or perhaps the Lord might exact a higher toll, thinking that a better price would secure more favor from God.
No, that's not the way to God's heart. God's heart is reached because God opens that heart to us. And because God does so freely, out of grace, we are freed to live not out of obligation but out of gratitude, choosing to love and serve one another because we have been graciously accepted by God. You are defined by what God has done. You have been accepted regardless of what you have done. Therefore, treat one another with kindness, seeking justice, turning to God in humility and gratitude.
What else is there?