This week in chapel, Dr. Denyes asked the question of what is the bottom line for believers. He expounded upon the theme verse Micah 6:8 as a reminder that believers are called to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God. As Christ followers, we cannot only pity those who are suffering from injustice in the world. We must respond and take action. William E. Gladstone once said, “Justice delayed is justice denied,” but justice that we extend must also demonstrate a balance with the mercy of God.
Dr. Denyes emphasized that justice without mercy is often harsh and cold, but mercy without justice often demonstrates emotionalism that is led by one’s feelings instead of truth. In order to attain a walk with God, the believer must remain determined, reject pride (Micah 2:3) and have a heart of submission to the truth of scripture (Micah 2:4). We must not walk before God, nor after God, but the bottom line is to have a humble walk with God. Listen to the whole sermon below.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Dr. Don Denyes has earned his M.A. in New Testament from Biblical Theological Seminary and his Doctor of Ministry degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He serves as the Senior Pastor of South Church in Lansing. In addition, he is currently an adjunct professor of Homiletics at GRTS, a board member of the CU Student Development committee, and chairs the Adult Learning committee for PGS, GRTS and Asia Biblical Theological Seminary. He is married to Nancy, they have five daughters and six grandsons.