Micah 6:8 - God's Requirements

The LORD has told you, human, what is good;
he has told you what he wants from you:
to do what is right to other people,
love being kind to others,
and live humbly, obeying your God.
Micah 6:8 (NCV)

"To do justly, and to love mercy" is to act with justice and kindness. These
are manward virtues and sum up the intent of the second table of the
Decalogue. "To walk humbly with thy God" is to live in harmony with the
principles of the first table of the Decalogue. This is Godward virtue. Love
expressed in action with respect to God and to our fellow men is "good"; it
is all that God requires, for "love is the fulfilling of the law" (Rom.
13:10). [SDA Commentary]

Micah urged a return to God that would be demonstrated in a change of
heart-a change of heart that would necessarily issue in a lifestyle of love
and justice, of compassion and caring for their fellowmen as they walked
close to God. [Victor Teacher's Commentary]

Thou art to walk humbly with thy God; to humble thyself to walk. This
implies to acknowledge thy iniquity, and submit to be saved by his free
mercy, as thou hast already found that no kind of offering or sacrifice can
avail. Without this humiliation of soul there never was, there never can be,
any walking with God; for without his mercy no soul can be saved; and he
must be THY God before thou canst walk with him. (Adam Clarke Commentary)

"Yes, we have sinned. How can we make up for all that we have done? We could
bring sacrifices, but they can never wash away sins. All our religion can
never save us. Even if we sacrificed our own children, that would not
cleanse us. We know what God wants us to do: to act justly, to love mercy,
and to walk humbly before our God." How true this is! God does not want
extravagant gifts and sacrifices; He wants our hearts. [Wiersbe's Expository
Outlines on the Old Testament]

There are things required in life.  To drive a car, you must have a driver's
license.  To teach in a public school you need a teaching certificate.
These things are required so that a person may "do" something, or "be"
something. To be a follower of God, there are requirements.  Fear God, not
as the "Great Punisher in the Sky," but rather with a reverence for who and
what He is! We can begin to see Him in His creation.  To walk in His ways is
to order your life, your walk, according to His Word, which must be
regularly read to know Him more fully.  And as you begin to know Him more
fully, you grow in affection for Him.  And this ultimately leads to the
desire to serve Him.  To know Him, to love Him, to serve Him.  Is that your
desire?  Today draw near, read His Word and pray to Him.  It is His desire
you should.  [In His Time, Walk with Wisdom]

There are many who believe and profess to claim the Lord's promise; they
talk about Christ and about the Holy Spirit, yet receive no benefit. They do
not surrender the soul to be guided and controlled by the divine agencies.
We cannot use the Holy Spirit. The Spirit is to use us. Through the Spirit
God works in His people "to will and to do of His good pleasure." Phil.
2:13. But many will not submit to this. They want to manage themselves. This
is why they do not receive the heavenly gift. Only to those who wait humbly
upon God, who watch for His guidance and grace, is the Spirit given. The
power of God awaits their demand and reception. This promised blessing,
claimed by faith, brings all other blessings in its train. It is given
according to the riches of the grace of Christ, and He is ready to supply
every soul according to the capacity to receive.  DA671,2

To walk with God involves constant prayer and watchfulness. [Jamieson,
Fausset, And Brown Commentary]

Every act must come from a relationship to God, making Him Lord and us His
humble servants. [Disciple SB]