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What does the Lord require?

He has told you, O man, 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

Fit for a King

Our MD5 definition of “fitness” is far more pervasive than physical strength and stamina. Being “fit” involves all areas of our lives—physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.


Sometime around the 18th century when royal families were still common throughout Europe, a popular idiom was coined in England— “fit for a king.” This expression was used to describe something of exceptional quality.

When it comes to our spiritual fitness, what must we do to be men of exceptional quality? What is a prerequisite for us to become men “fit for the King?” We find the answer in Micah 6:8.

A Heart Issue

The prophet is addressing a heart issue with the people of Israel. While exercise is needed for a healthy physical heart, justice, kindness, and humility are needed for a healthy spiritual heart.

To do justice means to live with a sense of right and wrong.

To love kindness means to be proactive in showing love for fellow man out of love for our Father.

To walk humbly describes the proper heart attitude toward God, depending on Him rather than our own abilities.

Exercise Your Heart

When we exercise these qualities, we build our spiritual heart muscle and are well on our way to becoming men “Fit for the King of Kings!”

Steve Crawley

MD5 Facilitator

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