Our natural tendency is to focus our thinking on, "What do I want? What should I require of others? Even, what do I want God to do for me?" All these questions are okay, but how often do we stop to think about 'what does God really want from me?'
We always try to please ourselves more than we please God. "What is right in my sight is best! I don't care about anyone else. The wisdom of others and God doesn't matter. What matters is what I want!"
How selfish of us to think that way! We were created for the main purpose of glorifying God with our lives and this means following His commands or laws in order to please Him, not 'self' or man. Proverbs 21:3 says, "To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice." To delight in Him and to please Him.
"Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind." Ecclesiastes 12:13
1. To promote justice
God wants us to turn from our evil ways and live for Him by doing what is right and pleasing to Him.. Our lifestyle should reflect the character of Jesus Christ if we say we love God. This is holiness...Christ-likeness or being-like-Christ. Do good and abhor evil for this pleases God. This is what the LORD says: "Maintain justice and do what is right, for my salvation is close at hand and my righteousness will soon be revealed." Isaiah 56:1 As we live justly, we become a mirror of who God is and what He wants from every human soul.
2. To love mercy
God wants us to show compassion one another the same way as Christ has compassion on us.
If you want mercy, you must show it to others (Matthew 5:7). "And be you kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another,…"(Ephesians 4:32). Most importantly, God wants us to walk in loyal love towards Him, and if we treat others with love and mercy, it shows that we really do love God.(1 John 4:20)
3. To walk humbly (before God)
God wants us to live obediently to Him, even if it means forfeiting our desires and comfort zone. In fact this is the essence of our committed love for God; the constant sacrificing of ourselves in order to please Him. When we walk humbly before God we live with the realization that in order to live victoriously we must fully depend on Him and glorify Him with our lives. God wants us to be faithful to Him with our whole life; in relationship with Him, in worship and fellowship, tithing, and overall doing His work.