“With what shall I come before the LORD and bow down before the exalted God? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousand rivers of oil? Shall I offer my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul? He has showed you, O man, 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 6:6-8, NIV

The Bible states over and over again that if we are to have a heart for God, we must have a teachable spirit. Each of us must be able to take correction. After all, we are not the potter, we are the clay. And our task as the clay is not to grow hard. We are to stay moist and shapeable by God who loved us so much He sent His Son to die for us.

Do you know what it means to keep the clay of your life moist so that you are teachable? In the Old Testament book of Micah, we get some clear instruction of what God requires of you and me that will keep our spirits teachable.

Micah 6:8 tells us the three things that we must do to keep our hearts teachable and usable by God. We must act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with our God. These are three things that will keep the clay of your life moist and shapeable. For we are the clay and God is the potter.

QUESTION: Do you have a teachable spirit? Of the three things necessary to keep our hearts useful, which one presents the biggest challenge for you? Why?