"God 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)
"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God." (Matthew 5:6-9)
These words from the Prophet Micah and from Jesus the Christ have been quoted ceaselessly throughout history. They stand for us as words of challenge and bitterness. They are words that remind us of exactly where we stand before God.